Best BuzzFeed article ever. Freddie was everything to me when I was young. I knew every word Queen wrote by heart, every note, and yes I even liked Freddie’s solo records (even Roger’s & Brian’s too). Freddie was my guiding light and inspiration and his death was one of the worst moments in my life. I am happy to see how the world remembers him - as the genius and true talent he was. He had a great sense of humor too btw and was very loving to his family, his parents Bom & Jer and his sister Kashmira. He worried greatly about how the fans would react to his sexuality. He did also love women, Mary Austin to the end of his life and Barbara Valentin, a German actress, deeply enough that she considered him the love of her life. She was an amazonian Bridget Bardot type and Freddie was consumed with her for a time in the 80’s. Unfortunately in many of Freddie’s relationships people took advantage of his kindness and generosity. There were many hangers-on and some not of particularly good character. He was a lonely man in his heart and that’s sad. He loved his cats though!