Queen Vocalist: Freddie Mercury

By: Tiffany McPherson & Sawyer Keckler

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Singer. Songwriter. Live Preformer. Instrumentalist.

  • Lead singer of the Rock Band “Queen” (We Will Rock You)

  • British

  • At one time he owned 10 cats (Mr. Bad Guy)

  • “bottomless mic”

  • Homosexual

  • Died of HIV/AIDS

  • 1946-1991 (Age:45)

  • Won the Brit Award for outstanding Contribution in 1990 (Mercury’s last appearance)

  • Entered the hall of fame in 2001

  • A statue created in Switzerland in 1996

  • Kurt Cobain mentioned Freddie in his suicide note and explained how he admired him


After being tested positive for his sexually transmitted disease, he denied all tests. As the rumors spread, he continued to deny his issue although his fans began to tell he was ill by his physical appearance. Following all of this, Mercury continued his profession, with his last song being, "These are the Last Days of Our Lives," which was originally based on family and how this is the life we live but it changed meaning once Freddie decided to tell his crew about his circumstance.


For the most part, Freddie tried to ignore his health issue. He went about his business and was trying to keep it from going public. Just days before he passed, he decided to stop taking medication and just take pain killers because of his worsening condition. Yet, the day before Freddie died he made a very brief statement to the public to confirm his diagnoses.

"I wish to confirm that I have been tested HIV positive and have AIDS. I felt it correct to keep this information private to date to protect the privacy of those around me. However, the time has come now for my friends and fans around the world to know the truth and I hope that everyone will join with me, my doctors and all those worldwide in the fight against this terrible disease. My privacy has always been very special to me and I am famous for my lack of interviews. Please understand this policy will continue." -Freddie Mercury

Freddie Mercury last vocal interview before dying
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