Freddie Mercury: 21 years after his death (watch videos)
November 24, 2012
Farrokh Bomi Bulsara, known worldwide as Freddie Mercury, was born on September 5, 1946 and died in London on November 24, 1991.
Freddy was a singer, songwriter and musician born British and Indian, founder and lead singer of the rock band Queen.
He was known for his wonderful voice and excellent performances.
Wrote hits such as “Bohemian Rhapsody”, “Killer Queen”, “Somebody to Love”, “Don’t Stop Me Now”, “Crazy Little Thing Called Love”, “Barcelona” and “We Are the Champions”.
In the eighties launched his solo career, and released two albums, Mr. Bad Guy in 1985 and Barcelona in 1988, the latter together with the Spanish soprano Montserrat Caballé, the single of the same name, became the official song of the Games Barcelona 1992 Olympics.
He died of bronchopneumonia complicated by AIDS on November 24, 1991, just one day after officially communicating that he was suffering such disease: On 22 November 1991, Mercury called Queen’s manager Jim Beach, to undertake the following ad-
“Following the enormous conjecture in the press in the last two weeks, I wish to confirm that I suffer from AIDS. I felt it was right to keep this information private to protect the privacy of those around me. However, it is time that my friends and followers know the truth and I hope everyone will join me and my doctors to combat this terrible disease. My privacy has always been very important to me and I’m pretty famous for not giving interviews. This policy will continue ‘.
On November 24, 1991, Mercury died at the age of 45. The official cause of death is bronchopneumonia complicated by AIDS. Although he was not a religious person, his funeral was conducted by a priest. There were present Elton John, David Bowie and Queen members. Mercury was cremated and his ashes rest somewhere still unknown.
Time Asia magazine named him as one of the most influential Asian heroes of the past sixty years and continues to be voted by the people as one of the best singers in the history of popular music.
In 2005, a poll organized by Blender and MTV was named best male singer of all time.
In 2009 a survey of Classic Rock magazine placed him in the first place among the best rock singers of all time.
In 2008, Rolling Stone placed in 18th place in the ranking of the 100 greatest singers of all time, reflecting the views of the publisher of the magazine.
A survey by The Sun, which sought to find the “Maximum Rock God”, Mercury stood at number one.