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September 5, 1946
Freddie Mercury (born Farrokh Bulsara) was a
Zanzibar-born British musician, best known as the lead singer and
co-founder of the rock band Queen (inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall
of Fame in 2001). He was noted for his vocal abilities, his charisma,
and his live performances.
As a songwriter, Mercury composed many international hits, including
"Bohemian Rhapsody", "Killer Queen", "Somebody
to Love", "Don't Stop Me Now", "We Are the
Champions" and "Crazy Little Thing Called Love".
In addition to his work with Queen, he also led a solo career with
minor success, and was occasionally a producer and guest musician (piano
or vocals) for other artists. Mercury, who was of Indian Parsi descent
and who grew up in India, has been referred to as "Britain's first
Asian rock star."
Died: November 24, 1991
He died of bronchopneumonia induced by HIV (AIDS), only one day after publicly acknowledging he had the disease. He
was 45. He lived in Kensington, London, England.
Where are they buried?
- Cremated, ashes scattered on the shore of Lake Geneva, Switzerland
- Sparkman-Hillcrest Memorial Park Cemetery, Dallas, Texas
- Westwood Memorial Park, Los Angeles, California
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