Freddie Mercury Was the Ultimate Cat Guy

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I confess, ever since seeing Bohemian Rhapsody (three times!), I’ve become obsessed with Freddie Mercury. The movie was everything I had hoped for and then some. I loved everything about it: the wonderful portrayal of Freddie Mercury, even if it strayed quite a bit from the truth for dramatic effect, the perfect casting and phenomenal acting, and of course, the music. And I loved how the cats were represented in the movie. I knew Freddie Mercury was a cat lover, but I had no idea just how much he loved cats. 

I’ve since read two different Freddie Mercury biographies, Mercury and Me by Jim Hutton, Mercury’s partner for the last seven years of his life, and Mercury: An Intimate Biography of Freddie Mercury by Lesley-Ann Jones, and while there are quite a few discrepancies in some of the facts surrounding this iconic talent, there is no question that Freddie’s cats were important to him. According to many different biographers, including his personal assistant Peter Freestone, he would often call home when he was on tour and ask that the cats be put on the phone so he could talk to them.

I recently came across this wonderful video on Facebook that introduces all of Freddie’s cats, along with some wonderful photos and information about his relationship with them. (Don’t let the somewhat bumpy English in the captions distract you, I think English was probably a second language for the creator.)

Enjoy!

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7 Comments on Freddie Mercury Was the Ultimate Cat Guy

  1. Sue Brandes
    December 5, 2018 at 4:31 pm (1 week ago)

    I didn’t know he loved cats. So wonderful.

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  2. Patricia
    December 5, 2018 at 4:11 pm (1 week ago)

    I just saw the movie Bohemian Rhapsody. Good movie. I love cats more than anything. I live with 8 cats.

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  3. Cindy Lou
    December 5, 2018 at 12:58 pm (1 week ago)

    Queen is one of my favorite groups. I had heard that Freddy Mercury liked cats, but did not know how much! Man after my own heart <3 So sad he died to young. Thank you for posting this!

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  4. Julie
    December 5, 2018 at 9:38 am (1 week ago)

    I’ve been a BIG fan of Queen and Freddie Mercury for YEARS! I had known of his great love for cats… and his song on the last Queen album Innuendo has a song ABOUT his cat Delilah! A person on YouTube has a wonderful video of Freddie and his cats with the song Delilah! (At the time, I had a miniature Persian named Delilah, and she KNEW it was her song! 🙂 Knowing Freddie was a cat person made me love him more – and I still love him to this day!

    Thank you for posting this!

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  5. Janine
    December 5, 2018 at 8:12 am (1 week ago)

    I love hearing about other cat lovers.

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  6. Manon
    December 5, 2018 at 5:10 am (1 week ago)

    Wow, I never knew this!!! Thanks so much!!! We also have 8 cats and 2 dogs!!

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  7. Lyn Eggleston
    December 5, 2018 at 3:19 am (1 week ago)

    I already admired him for his amazing talent, before I realised his love for cats!
    Xxx

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