On November 24, 1991, the whole world was shaken by the news of Freddie Mercury's death. AIDS interfered with his life and caused the farewell of what, without a doubt, is, has been and will be one of the most important figures in the history of music worldwide.
Almost 31 years after his death, Freddie's name has returned to the front pages of the newspapers and the main headlines of the news. This is due to the release of "Face It Alone", a song discovered by Queen survivors, which was recorded with Freddie in 1989, during the birth of the album 'The Miracle'.
Here's what happened to Freddie's parents
Freddie was born Farrokh Bulsara on September 5, 1946, in Stone Town. His parents were Bomi and Jer Bulsara, both of Indian origin and believers of Zoroastrianism, a religion with origins in ancient Persia.
Her father, on the other hand, began working as a cashier in the High Court of the British government and, for this reason, moved to Zanzibar. Upon marrying Jer in India, they both went to the African island, where the couple's first two children were born.
Kashmira Cooke, Freddie's younger sister
Six years after the singer's birth, her little sister Kasmira was born. Although currently divorced, she was married to Roger Cooke, English singer and record producer.
Kashmira, who has appeared in several events about her brother and Queen, has two children, who will be in charge of extending the memory of their uncle, Freddie.
His mother spoke of Freddie's bisexuality
Years after his son's death, Jer gave an interview in which he talked about different topics related to him. In it she told how it was the day she bought the first album that reached number 1 and what it felt like to hear her son's voice in all the stores.
However, one song that stands out is 'Bohemian Rhapsody', which she confesses that it caused her a lot of sadness every time she listened to it after Freddie's death.
Of course, she could not miss some reference to how she felt in November 1991. Regarding this, Jer assured that "it was a very sad day when he died, but according to our religion, when the time comes, you can't change it. No mother wants to see her son die, but, at the same time, he has done more for the world in his short life than many people could do in 100 years."
Another topic Ms. Bulsara addressed was her son's bisexuality. In this regard, Jer admitted that Freddie "avoided certain topics to protect us", and said that the singer never talked about it at home. Despite this, he said that "today it would have been different, but then it would have been very difficult for him to tell us, and we respected him".
The death of his parents
This interview came to light in 2015. A year later, in 2016, Jer would pass away at the age of 94. In the case of his father, Bomi lost his life somewhat earlier, in 2003, at the age of 93.