But like everyone else, he was still just a human being at the end of the day and therefore, he had the same basic needs that everyone does...to love and be loved in return and develop lasting, trustworthy, happy relationships with the people around him. Even rockstars need true companionship!
But sadly, when fame and fortune are involved, it can get in the way slightly and the whole relationship stuff becomes even more fraught with insecurity, lies and mistrust than it already can be!
But there was one person (apart from his Cats, of course!) who he loved more than anyone else...and that was his first and only true love of his life, Mary Austin.
Keeping reading for some adorable, touching and truly sweet photographs of Freddie and Mary, who truly were the most unconventional fairytale love story you could get.
I just think (as someone who does believe in fate), that they are proof that if someone is meant to be with you, they will stick around, regardless of any cr*p that goes on around both of you, they will be with you forever, despite the circumstances. Love is love.
They even look good together, don't they!? It's like something just fits with the pair of them...it's beautiful to see. They were true soul mates!
To me, it's like they fulfilled every need in one another, the physical side of a relationship is never the most important, it's the love, trust and commitment to each other what matters and it certainly looks like these two had that by the bucket load!
Even when Mary eventually moved on and went on to get married and have two children of her own. She was still always there for Freddie when he needed her and sadly, as he succumbed to the HIV virus, she was always there to take care of him.
He left her with much of his fortune after he passed away.
I guess this is one in the eye for anyone who says that homosexuality is a choice...he clearly loved Mary dearly, more than anyone else, yet he couldn't help who he was attracted to. It's so bittersweet, but the fact that they stuck together as best friends is a testament to them both.
Mary stayed by his side and often stayed out of the spotlight that was so prominent in Freddie's life...and while his personal life and other relationships were always in the media spotlight, it seemed like the one that truly mattered to him, probably received the least attention of them all.
I totally agree with that, if you have ONE true friend who provides everything and all the emotional support you need, then why do you really need anyone else!? Few of us are lucky enough to find that one true friend, to be honest.
She was often suffering from illnesses and stress caused by the burden of her huge inheritance, as unfortunately, as is the way with most human beings, jealousy and resentment reared its ugly head.
At the end of the day, it was Freddie's decision to leave Mary everything and he obviously had good reason to do this, so no one else should have gotten involved.
I totally agree with that statement, she seemed like a kind woman who genuinely thought the world of Freddie and provided him with a lot of emotional support when he needed it, how can anyone who cared for him resent that fact? Really!?
Freddie did seem like a very generous man and it's a shame that his passing had to cause even more stress and sadness than it had to.
It's shame that she didn't get the support from the other band members at the time of his passing. I also find it sad that she must have felt incredibly conflicted, sad and hurt whilst also mourning the death of her soul mate. That's pretty heartbreaking.
Losing anyone you care about is unbearable, but when you have a bond with someone this strong, I can't imagine what grief she must go through, even now.
Heartbreakingly, as Freddie began to succumb to the effects of AIDS, he and Mary would watch old video footage of his past performances and reminisce about the better times...
I understand that, as personally, I don't like people getting emotional around me either, especially when I know that I'm the cause of that pain, plus it's so difficult to see the ones you love most getting so upset, but it also must have been so hard for her to keep all the emotion in when she clearly loved him so dearly.
How can you not get upset when you're seeing the person you love most in the world deteriorate in front of you!? Especially when you know that there's nothing you can do for them, she must have been an incredibly strong woman.
I wish the universe would send me a friendship like this...I think this kind of kinship is something that everyone deserves in their lifetime.
I adore this picture, it's almost like she was the only one who he could reveal his true self to, the one he didn't have to pretend to and that's how love should be.
It was obviously a very special relationship and any two lesser people would have let all the obstacles and heartbreak that they suffered, drive them apart, but it only made these soul mates even stronger together.
Because their beautiful relationship and mature outlook on love and friendship is a testament to them both...and let's face it, we all need somebody to love!