Croatian newspaper report of Freddie's passing Apr 10, 2020 0:56:59 GMT moonhead and HelloDelilah like this
Post by Jakelic on Apr 10, 2020 0:56:59 GMT
This one is somewhat personal, for this piece of newspaper was my first contact with Freddie and Queen. Introducing myself on this forum gave me a ptsp flashback so I had to dig it up.
I remember asking my grandmother 'who is this guy?' after reading it. God rest her dear soul, she passed a few months ago, but every time she would hear me terrorising the neighbors with Queen in my teens, she would shout from the other room 'Is that my Freddie?' She must have loved him just as much as I did.
The paper is called Slobodna Dalmacija (Free Dalmatia) and it is an 80-year-running daily newspaper from a town of Split. Dalmatia is a central adriatic coast region of Croatia.
Anyway, here is the article and the best literal translation I could muster up. Also, using this as a test for posting on the new forum!
British rock-scene legend reaped by AIDS at 45.
FREDDIE MERCURY DIED
'Queen' frontman, who never hid being bisexual, passed quietly, during the evening at his home in London.
London, 25. XI - Rock-star Freddie Mercury, world famous frontman of the rock-group 'Queen', passed tonight in London from AIDS, just a day after anouncing that fact publically.
One of the greatest british rock-scene showmen passed at 45., as agencies report, 'quietly, during the evening, at his Kensington home in London'.
Death occured as a consequence of pneumonia, caused by AIDS. In a letter he wrote in the last moments of his life Mercury called all of his fans worldwide to join the fight against the vicious disease. He never hid being bisexual.
Mercury stood as the most lavish appearance on the British rock-scene. During a 20-year long career he brought the group 'Queen' to the very top with a series of brilliant singles, including the well-known 'Bohemian rhapsody'. 1987. he recorded 'Barcelona' with the famous opera diva Montserrat Caballe, which was selected as an official Olympic anthem of 1992. Olympic games in Spain.
image caption: Freddie Mercury - The most lavish phenomenon of the british rock-scene________________________________________________________________________________________