After months of public speculation, it finally confirmed the long-suspected state of his health and the cause of his imminent death.
Peter says: “Contrary to belief, he did not release the statement about his status the day before he died. It was released at 8pm on the Friday night but the papers ran it on the Saturday morning.
“I have never seen him so relaxed because the secret was out. There was nothing to hide or worry about. So he could prepare himself. It was such a huge relief to just let it out.”
Around 24 hours later, Freddie died. Peter believes his friend chose to let go.
Peter says: “We all knew it could not be too long, but Freddie’s doctor had said that he could be with us for quite a few days longer.
“I tend to feel that Freddie had decided he had had enough and it was time to go under his own terms.”
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