Inside Nureyev

Robert Tracy was Nureyev’s lover for seven year before Nureyev’s death, and for the past 10 years has refused to talk about his friend. Now he is. “He heard Nureyev talk in private about his anxieties over his fading youthfulness, about the women he had slept with, about his longing to have fathered a son. On January 6 1993, Nureyev died at the age of 53 from Aids, a diagnosis which was kept secret until the morning after his death. Tracy has never accepted this diagnosis. He believes his friend, like other gays, was the victim of poisoning by governments.”