He gained prominence as the lead singer of Queen, which became known for top ten hits such as "Bohemian Rhapsody" and "We Are The Champions."
He replayed what he heard on the radio when he was twelve years-old.
Queen's hit, "We Will Rock You," was listed as one of the top 500 Greatest Songs of All Time by Rolling Stone magazine, and was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame in 2009.
He began a long-term relationship with Jim Hutton, a hairdresser, in 1985 and died of AIDS at age forty-five.
Brian May, the guitarist of Queen, announced that Sacha Baron Cohen would play Mercury in a film about his life and death.
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