Freddie Mercury

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Birthday
5, 1946
Birthplace
Zanzibar City, Tanzania
Death Date
Nov 24, 1991 (45)
Birth Sign
Virgo
Birthday
5, 1946
Birthplace
Zanzibar City, Tanzania
Death Date
Nov 24, 1991 (45)

About

Flamboyant lead singer of the rock group Queen who was known for his remarkable vocal range. He wrote many of Queen's classic songs, such as "Bohemian Rhapsody" and "We Are The Champions."  

Before Fame

He replayed the songs he heard on the radio when he was 12 years-old. One of his first big bands was called Ibex. 

Trivia

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. 

Family Life

He was in a relationship with Jim Hutton, a hairdresser, from 1985 until 1991, when Mercury died of bronchopneumonia, which was brought on by AIDS. 

Associated With

He was joined by guitarist Brian May in Queen. May composed the songs "Fat Bottomed Girls" and "We Will Rock You" for the band.