Freddie Mercury was a true champion, known for his outstanding voice and vocal range, his flamboyant stage presence and so much more. When Mercury died on November 24 1991 at the age of 45, he took most of his secrets with him to the grave. But, we have dug up the icon’s past. Take a deeper look at the real Freddie Mercury.
Freddie Mercury was born in Zanzibar under the name of Farrokh Bulsara to Parsi parents from India. Mercury grew up in Zanzibar and then India, before moving with his family to Middlesex, England, in his late teens. When Queen was formed in 1970, he decided to legally change his name to Freddie Mercury.