David Minns & Freddie Mercury

Freddie Mercury and David Minns
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Freddie Mercury and David Minns  

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David Minns and Freddie Mercury dated from 1975 to 1977.

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British Singer Freddie Mercury was born Farrokh Bomi Bulsara on 5th September, 1946 in Stone Town, Zanzibar, Tanzania and passed away on 24th Nov 1991 Kensington, London, England, UK aged 45. He is most remembered for Lead singer of the rock band Queen. His zodiac sign is Virgo.

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Relationship Statistics

StatusDurationLength
Dating1975 - 1977 2 years
Total 1975 - 1977 2 years


There are other hints about Mercury’s love life on A Night at the Opera. The seemingly straightforward love song “Love of My Life” is widely assumed to be about Mary Austin, the live-in girlfriend whose romantic relationship with Mercury ended soon after Opera became a worldwide hit. (This is another major plot point in Bohemian Rhapsody.) But in 2016’s Somebody to Love: The Life, Death, and Legacy of Freddie Mercury, authors Matt Richards and Mark Langthorne insist it’s actually about David Minns, Mercury’s lover at the time. (Minns is not depicted in the film.)
The truth was that, by the mid-’70s, Mercury was as confused as anyone about his sexuality. Though he’d been experimenting with men since the age of 14, he’d been in a long-term relationship with boutique owner Mary Austin since the late ’60s. According to his long-standing personal assistant, Peter Freestone, the seemingly incomprehensible lyrics of “Bohemian Rhapsody” are a thinly disguised attempt to resolve his personal situation at the time: still living with Austin, he had a regular boyfriend in music publisher David Minns, and an escalating interest in casual gay pick-ups.

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1977 - Breakup

1975 - Hookup

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Name
David Minns
Freddie Mercury
David Minns
Freddie Mercury
Age (at start of relationship)
20
28
Zodiac
Aquarius
Virgo
Occupation
Author
Singer
Hair Color
Brown - Light
Black
Nationality
British
British

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