“I think, one of Queen’s greatest assets was the band’s lovability. Freddie was a hopelessly appealing, not to mention endearingly, private figure whose private life was, as it had to be, not a matter of public record.
What repeteadly emerges about him, is the gaugantuan affection that pretty much everyone who ever met him felt for him, and the clearly still painful, unfillable hole that he left. Nobody has a single bad word to say about him.
With Freddie, it couldn’t have been any other way. Above all, it is his wit, his warmth and his black-and-white combination of exhibitionism and privacy, cockiness, vulnerability and candour, and being the most idiosyncratic and extravagant talent that music has even seen.”