Twenty nine years ago Freddie Mercury passed away, today we look back on the flamboyant entertainer's life.
Sadly, it was on this day back in 1991 that Queen's iconic front man, Freddie Mercury, passed away at the age of forty five. The very definition of a showman, Mercury could not win his battle against Bronchopneumonia. He passed away at his Kensington home, with Dave Clark by his side.
Freddie Mercury at Live Aid / Photo Credit: PA Images
Mercury had not really been seen in public for more than a year before his death, and even then he had looked weak and pale. It was not the way he would have wanted to be remembered and neither should it be. Mercury's contribution to the world of music cannot be under estimated. He and his band Queen changed the face of British Rock and Pop and took performance to another level.
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It's about as sincere as we're going to get.
Liam Gallagher is hardly well known for his charm and diplomacy, but for some reason people still get surprised when he comes out with an offensive comment. His latest remark was in regards to the late Freddie Mercury, and fans (meaning half the music world) are furious at such blasphemy.
Liam Gallagher at Isle of Wight festival
The 45-year-old Oasis frontman took a swipe at the National Treasure when a fan compared the two over Twitter at the weekend. Somebody had written: 'Freddie Mercury - 'Bohemian Rhapsody'. Liam Gallagher - 'Songbird'.' But, unfortunately, Liam wasn't best pleased with this notion.
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The actor plays the Queen frontman in the forthcoming movie 'Bohemian Rhapsody'.
The world has desperately been waiting on a Freddie Mercury or Queen biopic for years, and now we're finally getting one in the shape of 'Bohemian Rhapsody' starring Rami Malek next year. The first picture of the actor as the late singer has now been unveiled and it's totally uncanny.
Rami Malek at Mont Blanc For Unicef collection launch
The 'Mr. Robot' star recreated Freddie's iconic look from the Live Aid concert in 1985 in the first official photo from the movie, and it comes only a week after Rami teased its imminent arrival on Twitter following his first costume fittings.
Queen have confirmed their biopic is ''finally happening'' and is due to start filming in September.
Queen have confirmed their biopic is ''finally happening''.
The rockers - comprised of Brian May and Roger Taylor, as well as past member John Deacon and the late Freddie Mercury - have announced that work on their biopic 'Bohemian Rhapsody' is officially underway, with principal photography due to start in September.
In a new post published to the band's official website QueenOnline.com (QOL), the band said: ''Yes folks, it IS finally happening. You've been hearing rumours about Bohemian Rhapsody The Film for some time, but now QOL is about to become your most direct source of official information. This will be the place to come to stay ahead of all the very latest news and updates as the film gets underway - and hopefully we'll have some regular insider information to share with you too. (sic)''
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Like her son, Jer Bulsara “always had a strong twinkle in the eye”.
May announced on Facebook that Bulsara had passed away last Sunday, quietly and peacefully in her sleep.
Freddie Mercury's mother, Jer Bulsara, has died aged 94
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Sacha Baron Cohen is not involved - in any capacity - with the Freddie Mercury biopic.
We know what you're thinking: Sacha Baron Cohen, the master of disguises and impressions, would have been the perfect actor to play Freddie Mercury. But, alas, it wasn't meant to be. Brian May, the guitarist of Queen, has confirmed Cohen is not involved in any film project relating to the life of Mercury.
Sacha Baron Cohen is not involved in the Freddie Mercury biopic.
Looks like we won’t be seeing Sacha playing Freddie anytime soon.
Well it was a good idea while it lasted, but it appears Sacha Baron Cohen will not be playing Freddie Mercury in the upcoming Queen biopic after all, guitarist Brian May has confirmed. Queen’s long time manager Jim Beach was said to have announced Cohen’s involvement in the film on Thursday, while accepting an award at the Artist & Management Awards at London's Troxy venue.
Sadly we will not get to see Sacha Baron Cohen sing 'Bohemian Rhapsody'
According to the Daily Mail, Beach had told the audience “You have probably followed the saga of the famous Queen-Freddie Mercury biopic which has been developing in Hollywood for the last seven years. An important breakthrough is that we have now managed to persuade Sacha Baron Cohen to write, produce and direct this movie, and he has also agreed to star.”
The actor has rejoined the planned biopic after leaving in 2013.
Sacha Baron Cohen has been confirmed as playing Freddie Mercury in a upcoming Queen biopic, according to the band’s manager Jim Beach. Beach, who has managed the band since 1978, made the announcement on Thursday night at the Artist & Management Awards at London's Troxy.
Sacha Baron Cohen will play Freddie Mercury.
Along with starring as the band’s iconic frontman, Cohen will reportedly also be producing, writing and directing the film, according to the Daily Mail.
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Liza Minnelli has been admitted into rehab but is progressing well. Here are five things you need to know about the 69-year-old entertainer.
Liza Minnelli has recently been admitted into rehab so she can get help with substance abuse problems. The 69-year-old reportedly checked herself in early this week and is already showing signs of "excellent progress". Just in case you're struggling with the Minnelli trivia, here are five things you need to know about the Cabaret actress:
Liza Minnelli has checked herself in to rehab.
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The band have just revealed details of a new compilation entitled ‘Queen Forever’
Queen Forever, a new album being compiled by Queen’s guitarist Brian May and drummer Roger Taylor, will feature a previously unreleased duet between frontman Freddie Mercury and the King of Pop Michael Jackson.
Queen's Roger Taylor and Brian May
‘There Must Be More To Life Than This’ was first written by Mercury during Queen’s Hot Space album sessions, but was never finished. Mercury later visited Jackson to record his vocals for the 1984 LP The Works, but the song was still left unfinished. It would later appear as a solo track on Mercury’s album Mr Bad Guy.
Continue reading: Michael Jackson And Freddie Mercury Duet To Appear On New Queen Album
Date of birth
5th September, 1946
Date of death
24th November, 1991