Jim Hutton about Freddie Mercury

To me, the most autobiographical line was: “My make-up may be flaking but my smile still stays on”. That was true. No matter how ill Freddie felt, he never grumbled to anyone or sought sympathy of any kind. It was his battle, no one else’s, and he always wore a brave face against the ever-increasing odds against him.

— Jim Hutton – 1994