Freddie Mercury (September 5 1946 . November 24 1991) was a singer and the lead vocalist of the British Rock band Queen.
Freddie Mercury was born Farrokh Bulsara in Stone Town, Zanzibar to Parsee Indian parents.
With a wide vocal range and a somewhat operatic technique, he was one of the most versatile and technically accomplished singers to work in the pop idiom. He was the composer of many of Queen's hits, including "Bohemian Rhapsody", "Somebody to Love" and "We Are the Champions". The single .Bohemian Rhapsody. stayed at number one for nine weeks.
The album was, at the time, one of the most expensive ever recorded, but when "A Night at the Opera" was released in November 1975, it was a massive hit, and gave them their first platinum album.
He was bisexual, but never came out publically.
He died of AIDS on November 24, 1991, in London, and was cremated at Kensal Green Cemetery. The cremation was conducted in the Zoroastrian faith that Freddie's parents followed strictly; the wherabouts of his ashes are unknown.