Rock legend Freddie Mercury captivated crowds with his outstanding performances as the frontman for the band Queen. Sadly the flamboyant singer met an untimely death due to Bronchopneumonia as a complication of AIDS in 1991.

Mercury’s life has touched so many lives that he is still fondly remembered even 26 years after his death. His close friend, Elton John shared heartbreaking details about the singer’s last days in a book called Love is the Cure: On Life, Loss, and the End of AIDS. As John recounted the tragic events that lead to Mercury’s death, he emphasized how selfless the rock legend has always been. John says, that even when he fell ill and knew he was dying, Mercury still tried to take care of other people as much as he could. Scroll below to read an excerpt from Elton Johns book to find out more about this loving rock icon!

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The untimely death of an iconic singer Freddie Mercury broke many hearts

In his book, Sir Elton John shares how Mercury managed to take care of others even when he was dying