Los últimos días de Freddie Mercury fueron de paz junto a su pareja Jim Hutton. El artista falleció el 24 de noviembre de 1991 a los 45 años por una bronconeumonía provocada por el Síndrome de Inmunodeficiencia Adquirida (SIDA). El 28 de agosto de ese mismo año su amado lo fotografío en el jardín de su casa.
Las inéditas imágenes trascendieron este martes y llamaron la atención de sus millones de fanáticos. Las fotografías muestran al intérprete en la parte trasera de su vivienda, más delgado y sin bigotes junto a su gato adoptado.
Fue el mismo Hutton quien publicó en el Instagram del fans club de Mercury un texto sobre las capturas: “Ese verano Freddie posó para una cámara por última vez, la mía. Sucedió así. Estaba en el jardín fotografiando algunas de las flores y él caminó hacia mí”.
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On August 28th 1991, exactly 28 years ago today, Jim Hutton took these photos of Freddie at Garden Lodge 📷...his last ever known photographs 😞 . "That summer Freddie posed for a camera for the very last time - mine. It happened like this. I was out in the garden photographing some of the flowers in full bloom and Freddie walked towards me. I trained the lens on - he wanted to move back a bit so it wasn't a close-up. Then he posed while I took four pictures, and he managed a smile for each. He was so pale and drawn that he knew he didn't look his best, but it didn't matter a bit; of all the pictures I have of Freddie, those are the ones I love most." -Jim Hutton . 👉P.S. Seeing these photos and reading those words by Jim always pains me beyond words... but I share them not to focus on his illness (please don't do that) but to show how he always saw the beauty in every moment and his smile and bravery never waverd.... I love the fact that a cat (who looks like Oscar) is standing next to Freddie and I'd like to think he was having a good time amidst the bloom of the flowers of his beautiful garden...🌸 But most importantly, despite the sadness, I'm still in awe and admiration for Freddie and his superhuman courage to face life head on and muster a smile even through his hardest moments. His smile always stayed on and in that way he even mocked his illness. My hero...💪 This man is a source of inspiration on so many levels and I love him for that... ❤ . #FreddieMercury #lastphoto