Freddie Mercury loved cats and owned quite a few. His partner of seven years, Jim Hutton, said that “Freddie treated the cats like his own children.”
So what were the names of his many cats?
Freddie’s assistant Peter Freestone, who worked for the Queen singer from 1979 until the end of his life, could remember the names of 10 of them:
All but one — purebred Tiffany, a gift from Freddie’s former fiancée Mary Austin — came from shelters.
But Mercury’s favorite wasn’t Tiffany, it was Delilah.
He wrote the song “Delilah” on the album Innuendo (1991) just for her. The lyrics even include a string of meows.