Thanks to the release of the Queen biopic, Bohemian Rhapsody, Jim Hutton’s involvement with Freddie Mercury has come to light. But how and when did the megastar’s partner die?
Sadly Jim Hutton died in 2010, nearly two decades after the passing of Freddie Mercury but thanks to the biopic Bohemian Rhapsody the general public are finally able to know the name of one of Freddie’s most enduring relationships.
Freddie and Jim were together for the last years of the singer’s life, during the late 80s and very early 90s. According to Hutton when Freddie died he was wearing a wedding ring that Hutton had given him. However since it was 1991, same-sex marriage was not legal and therefore there would have been no legal relationship to speak of.
Is Jim Hutton still alive?
Jim Hutton, was born in 1949. He died in 2010, nearly 20 years after the death of his partner Freddie Mercury. The Irish man died on the 1st January, just three days before what would have been his 61st birthday He died at the age of 60 from lung cancer.
Before he died he wrote a memoir on his relationship with Freddie, called Mercury and Me and included several unseen, candid photos of Freddie and himself. The couple were extremely secretive during Freddie’s life.
Jim said that writing the book helped him through his grief after his boyfriend died.
Did Jim Hutton also die from AIDS?
Although many people thought that Jim might have passed away from an AIDS-related complication, it was revealed that his death was caused by a deadly lung cancer. He died three days before his 61st birthday in 2010.
What year did Freddie and Jim actually meet?
The relationship between Jim and Freddie formed between 1984 and 85. Apparently, Jim was unaware of who Freddie was when they were first intimate. They were known to each other by the time Freddie and Queen appeared at Live Aid in 1985.
When the pair first met Jim was a barber at the Savoy Hotel in London and he lived in Sutton. Jim would have been 34 or 35-years-old when he met Mercury. Freddie was two years and three months older than Hutton.