PUBLISHED: 13:07, Sun, Oct 25, 2020 | UPDATED: 13:14, Sun, Oct 25, 2020
For over 20 years years, Freddie Mercury performed with Queen until his tragic death in 1991 at the age of just 45. Fans have wondered if a 74-year-old Freddie would still be singing and touring today. However, last year Express.co.uk spoke with his PA Peter Freestone, who felt the star wouldn’t have kept performing live into his old age.
Freestone said: “I think he didn’t want to become old. He was a rock star and he filled that stage. I don’t think he would have kept going.
“He would have been like, ‘Darling, I’ll write the music but you go out and perform it with someone else.’
“Freddie would have felt he was letting fans down because he couldn’t give them his show. He always said, ‘Queen will never be four guys who come on stage, sing their songs and go.’”
But when Express.co.uk spoke with Queen guitarist Brian May earlier this month, he didn’t agree with Freddie’s PA.
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May said: “I actually don’t think it’s true. I think like all of us Freddie would have moments of, ‘Oh god, it’s time I quit!’
“But then you can’t. That’s the way we are. You live your life, devoted to music as we have.
“You can hear Freddie’s wry philosophy on things like Was It