Freddie Mercury was a British singer and songwriter who achieved worldwide fame as the lead vocalist and pianist of the rock band Queen.
He was born Farrokh Bulsara on September 5, 1946, in Stone Town, Zanzibar (now Tanzania) and died on November 24, 1991, in Kensington, London, England.
Mercury died at the age of 45 due to bronchopneumonia as a complication of AIDS.
He was known for his flamboyant stage persona and four-octave vocal range.
He defied the conventions of a rock frontman with his theatrical style, influencing the artistic direction of Queen.
Mercury was one of the most talented and innovative singers of the rock era, and his music reached the top of U.S. and British charts in the 1970s and 1980s.
He was also a famous British vocalist, lyricist, and popular composer.
Mercury was in a long-term relationship with Mary Austin, and he met his future bandmates, drummer Roger Taylor and guitarist Brian May, around the time he moved to London in the 1960s.
They met up with bassist John Deacon in 1971, and the quartet, which Mercury dubbed Queen, played their first gig together that June.
Freddie Mercury age now
Mercury was born on September 5, 1946, and died on November 24, 1991, at the age of 45.
If he were still alive today, on September 2, 2023, he would be 76 years, 11 months, and 27 days old.
Freddie Mercury nationality
Mercury was born in Stone Town, Zanzibar, which was then a British protectorate.
He spent most of his childhood in India and attended English-style boarding schools there from the age of eight.
He returned to Zanzibar after secondary school.
Mercury was a British singer and songwriter who achieved worldwide fame as the lead vocalist of the rock band Queen.
Freddie Mercury cause of death
The frontman of the rock band Queen died on November 24, 1991, at his home in Kensington, London.
The cause of death was bronchial pneumonia resulting from AIDS.
Mercury had exhibited HIV/AIDS symptoms as early as 1982 and was diagnosed with AIDS in 1987.
After the conclusion of his work with Queen in June 1991, Mercury retired to his home in Kensington, West London.
His former partner, Mary Austin, was a particular comfort in his final years, and in the last few weeks made regular visits to look after him.
Near the end of his life, Mercury began to lose his sight, and declined so that he was unable to leave his bed.
Mercury chose to hasten his death by refusing medication and took only painkillers.
On the evening of November 24, 1991, about 24 hours after issuing the statement, Mercury died at his home.