Biography: Freddie Mercury was the frontman for the British rock band Queen, and one of their principal songwriters for such hits as "Bohemian Rhapsody" and "We are the Champions".
Born of Parsi descent, Mercury was famously flamboyant on stage and known for his vocal range.
Mercury died of complications from Aids, at a time when much stigma was attached to the disease and only confirmed he had contracted the disease a day before his death.
- 1991-11-23 Freddie Mercury, 45, confirms he has AIDS the day before he dies
- 1992-04-20 All-star benefit concert in memory of Freddie Mercury held at Wembley Stadium, London; performers include: Queen, Roger Daltry, Robert Plant, Zucchero, Paul Young, Seal, David Bowie, Annie Lennox, Mick Ronson, George Michael, Elton John, Axl Rose, and Liza Minnelli
- 2018-10-23 Freddie Mercury bio film "Bohemian Rhapsody" directed by Bryan Singer, starring Rami Malek (Best Actor Academy Awards 2019) premieres in London