Freddie Mercury died at his home, which was located on the luxury road of Knightsbridge, on November 24, 1991, far from the flash and media attention that chased him in various concerts offered in life.
"He died peacefully at home tonight, his death was the result of bronchopneumonia caused by AIDS," his deputy said in a brief statement.
This British Royal Son, born in Tanzania and raised in India, left hymns like I want to be free, Don't Stop Me Now o Bohemian Rhapsody, sung in a unique voice, with notes of several octaves, and interpreted in theatrical and opera ways, to create a style that is impossible to imitate.
One of Freddie's main qualities is his charming and charismatic personality on the stage. This made it immediately become one of the icons of 80. With spectacular performances, the Queen changed the music scene from the 70s and 80s, and sold more than 300 million records.
After his death, the body of the leader of the rock Queen band was burned in London and his ashes were scattered on the Swiss lake a few days later.
The figure of Freddie Mercury is again on everyone's lips after the successful premiere of the film which tells a part of his life and the beginning of the British group.
Bohemian Rhapsody, Fox movie, debuted last October and became one of the most watched this year.
Freddie Mercury's career, a cultured man who loves opera and studied drawing and design, has always been associated with guitarist Brian May and drummer Roger Taylor, with whom he formed the Smile band in 1967, and bassist John Deacon.
The four musicians were created in 1971 Queen and recorded twelve studio albums, including the first and recognized Thin Heart Attack (1974) and Night at Opera (1975), with the sound of conjugated, heavy metal and glam stone, dominated by May guitar and especially by the impressive sound of Mercury.
Although some criticize touch kitschy, Quartet concerts are anthological and their songs have been choreographed by millions of people for decades at concerts and parties.
From hers We Will Rock You -name also from music dedicated to group-to Under pressure, with David Bowie, through We are champions, created to honor Manchester United and today sung at football stadiums throughout the world.