Freddie Mercury was a rock superstar like no other. But for all his riches, he could not buy the thing he sought most: the love of one particular man.
Jim Hutton was a modest gentleman’s barber when the two met in 1983. After many fiery false starts, they became lasting lovers. From the moment that they lived together, wherever Freddie went, Jim went too. And whoever Freddie met, Jim met too – from Phil Collins to Elton John, David Bowie to the other members of Queen. They laughed together, fought together and, in Freddie’s final years, they often cried together.
Freddie Mercury was forty-five when he died of AIDS in Huttons arms. No one can tell the story of the last few years of Mercury’s private life – the ecstasies and the agonies – more accurate or honestly than Jim Hutton.