Freddie Mercury was born in September 5th 1946 with the name of Farookh Bulsara. A few years later he changed his name to FreddieMercury. Freddie had a sister called Kashmira. When he had eighteen years old, studied arts and design in the Ealing College of Art. He studied different kind ofarts including ballet and obtained his certificate in Illustration and Graphic Arts. Bulsara changed his last name to Mercury in allusion to Mercury, themythological god’s messenger. He never married because he was gay. In April 1970, Mercury joined with guitarist Brian May and drummer Roger Taylor, who hadpreviously been in a band called Smile. Mercury chose the name "Queen" for the new band. He later said about the band's name, "I was certainly aware of thegay connotations, but that was just one facet of it." Between his most famous compositions we have Killer Queen, Bohemian Rhapsody, I Want to Break Free,Under Pressure, Somebody to Love, We Are the Champions and Crazy Little Thing Called Love. He was recognized for his wide vocal range, his charisma, and for hislive performances. His favorite group was Led Zeppelin, he loved listen their songs on the radio. Only his boyfriend Jim Hutton and his friend Mary Austinknew that he had AIDS in terminal phase. In November 23rd, 1991 Freddie admitted that he had AIDS. Unfortunaly one day later Freddie died, the officialcause of death was bronchial pneumonia resulting from AIDS. He will be remembered for the people like a great singer, composer and musician around the world.
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