The partner of Freddie Mercury, Jim Hutton passed away at home in Ireland on 1st Jan 2010.

The Irish hairdresser Jim Hutton met Freddie in the early 1980s and their relationship continued until the star’s death from bronchial pneumonia resulting from AIDS on 24th November 1991.

Jim Hutton was diagnosed with the HIV virus in 1990 and passed away on New Year’s Day of complications from broncho-pneumonia. He also reportedly suffered from cancer in the last few years of his life.

He was buried in Bennekerry, Co. Carlow, Ireland on Monday 4th Jan, on the day which would have been his 61st birthday

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