Queen legend Freddie Mercury’s last words and final days will be revealed in new BBC2 documentary, Freddie Mercury: The Final Act, to be aired later this month.
According to the Irish Mirror on Tuesday, Anita Dobson, wife of Queen guitarist Brian May and close friend of Freddie, recalls how the band’s frontman was preparing to die six months before his early death at age 45 from complications due to AIDS.
Freddie’s personal assistant Peter Freestone will also reveal how he would care for the star in the two weeks prior to his death, with Freddie ‘rejecting life-saving drugs’.
‘When I can’t sing anymore darling, then I will die. I will drop dead’: Queen legend’s heart-wrenching final words will be revealed in new BBC2 documentary, Freddie Mercury: The Final Act, to air later this month. Freddie is pictured in July in 1985 at Live Aid
‘I remember he said, “When I can’t sing anymore darling, then I will die. I will drop dead”,’ Anita, 72, reportedly says about Freddie’s final words to her.
Anita also describes Freddie as looking ‘very thin and gaunt’ prior to his death which occurred in November 1991 at his West London home.
Freddie’s PA Peter is understood to also reveal how the star refused drugs that would keep him alive in the two weeks prior to his death, only opting for painkillers.
‘The only thing he would take would be painkillers, he slowly let go,’ Peter says.
Tragic: ‘I remember he said, “When I can’t sing anymore darling, then I will die. I will drop dead”,’ Queen guitarist Brian May’s wife Anita Dobson reportedly says about Freddie’s final words to her. Freddie (far left) is pictured with his bandmates in 1990, a year before his death
Peter also reportedly details how he and close friend Joe Fanelli found the star prior to his death.
‘Joe called me at about 5.30am and Freddie had basically gone into a coma and we made Freddie sort of comfortable. You could see Freddie had moved a bit and then as we were changing his T-shirt we just looked and saw his chest had stopped moving,’ he says.
Freddie’s legacy will live on with a sequel for 2018 film Bohemian Rhapsody in the works.
His final days: Anita (pictured on TV show Lorraine) also describes Freddie as looking ‘very thin and gaunt’ prior to his death which occurred in November 1991 at his West London home. Freddie’s personal assistant Peter Freestone will also reveal how Freddie ‘rejected life-saving drugs’ and only took painkillers in the two weeks prior to his death
Guitarist Brian May confirmed to fans on an Instagram Live chat in August that the British rock band are ‘looking at ideas’ in order to make it a ‘great script’.
Bohemian Rhapsody, which one four Academy Awards, celebrated Queen in all their glory, with a focus on Freddie, played by Rami Malek.
‘We are looking at it. Yeah, we have been looking at ideas,’ Brian, 74, told fans.
He admitted the band feels pressure in living up to the film’s box office success.
Queen lovers, rejoice! Guitarist of the British rock band, Brian May, (pictured in 2019) CONFIRMED in August that a Bohemian Rhapsody sequel ‘with a great script’ is in the works
‘It’s going to be hard to follow that one as none of us could have predicted how massive that was going to be,’ he said.
‘We put a lot of heart and soul into making it, and no one could have predicted [its success] as it was bigger than Gone With The Wind.
‘But, yes, we are thinking maybe it could happen, but it would have to be a great script. It’s going to take a while to figure that out,’ Brian concluded.
This is not the first time rumours of a sequel have emerged.
Back in 2019, Queen’s music video director Rudi Dolezal insisted the sequel was being ‘heavily discussed’ among the Queen family.
In the works: Brian, 74, told fans on an Instagram Live chat: ‘We are looking at it. Yeah, we have been looking at ideas.’ Pictured: Rami Malek as late frontman Freddie in the 2018 film
He told Page Six: ‘I’m sure he [Queen’s manager Jim Beach] plans a sequel that starts with Live Aid. The movie is being heavily discussed in the Queen family.’
Rudi has roots with Queen, working on several of their music videos, including These Are the Days of Our Lives and The Invisible Man.
The Bohemian Rhapsody film finishes with Queen’s Live Aid performance in 1985 which coincidentally is the time when Rudi began working with the band.
Naturally, the music director said the second film would pick up right back where the first one tailed off because it was such an iconic moment in rock history.
Queen gave a legendary 21-minute performance at Wembley stadium, as part of the benefit concert which went down in music history.
Under pressure: Brian admitted the band feels pressure in living up to the film’s box office success. ‘It would have to be a great script. It’s going to take a while to figure that out,’ he said