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23 Years Ago: Freddie Mercury Dies

Freddie Mercury was the face of Queen's wildly popular mixture of hard rock, pop, cabaret, glam and opera in the '70s, before becoming one the the AIDS virus' most well-known casualties in the '90s.

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Zanzibar Relies on Freddie Mercury Tourism, While Condemning His Lifestyle

Zanzibar has built a cottage industry out of the late Freddie Mercury, in direct contrast to its stance against homosexuality.

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Queen Surprise Fans with First-Ever Live Performance of Freddie Mercury’s ‘Love Kills’

Queen took the stage in Southern California on June 16, delivering a warmup show to 400 fortunate fans that included the first-ever live performance of the Freddie Mercury solo track 'Love Kills.'

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Watch Sebastian Bach Be Transformed Into Queen’s Freddie Mercury

Sebastian Bach sang 'We Are the Champions' on ABC's 'Sing Your Face Off.'

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Freddie Mercury Comic Book Now Available

Freddie Mercury was the King - or Queen, if you will - of the Glam Rock movement of the 70's. Know for over-the-top, intricately theatrical live shows, Freddie always fed off of the crowd's energy.

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Brian May Looks Back on Freddie Mercury’s Final Days: ‘He Was Completely Focused’

Brian May remembers what those final recording sessions with Freddie Mercury were like.

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Freddie Mercury Biopic Loses Its Director

Dexter Fletcher has left the project, citing the usual "creative differences."

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Queen’s Brian May Looked to Freddie Mercury For Inspiration During Health Scare

Brian May says he's often thought of the way Freddie Mercury handled his final illness when dealing with the aftermath of the Queen guitarist's own health scare. Mercury died in 1991 from complications relating to the AIDS virus.

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Freddie Mercury Biopic Gets a New Star

After months of delays, word is now circulating that Dexter Fletcher has been tapped to direct the Freddie Mercury biopic. Perhaps more importantly, Ben Whishaw will play Freddie Mercury, replacing Sacha Baron Cohen, who left over the summer.

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Queen’s Roger Taylor: Sacha Baron Cohen Would Have Made Mercury Biopic ‘A Joke’

Sacha Baron Cohen cited "creative differences" when he departed the developing Freddie Mercury biopic earlier this year, and reports at the time suggested that Mercury's surviving bandmates in Queen were looking to produce a sanitized version of the flamboyant frontman's life story. But according to drummer Roger Taylor, that isn't entirely accurate.

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Freddie Mercury Biopic Bites the Dust

That much-hyped Freddie Mercury biopic may be over before it's even begun. Now that actor Sacha Baron Cohen has bailed on the project, the film's screenwriter hears its death knell.

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Angry Birds Celebrates Freddie Mercury with Queen-Themed Tournament

Last year, Rovio paid tribute to Freddie Mercury by creating a video featuring one of their Angry Birds characters as the Queen frontman as part of the annual "Freddie for a Day" celebration. Now, they have taken their love for him one step further and integrated him into this week's installment of Angry Birds Friends.

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