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 Freddie Mercury
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Original Name
Farrokh Bulsara
Birth
Zanzibar, Zanzibar Urban/West, Tanzania
Death
24 Nov 1991 (aged 45)
Kensington, Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea, Greater London, England
Cenotaph
Cremated, Ashes given to family or friend. Specifically: Per Mercury's wishes, his girlfriend Mary Austin took possession of his cremains and buried them in an undisclosed location which she has said that she will never reveal.
Memorial ID
2164 View Source

Rock Singer. Born Farrokh Bulsara in Zanzibar, he is regarded by many to be one of the greatest showman ever to appear in the public eye. He was lead singer of the popular British rock group Queen, which dominated the music scene from the mid 1970s through to the early 1990s. His flamboyant stage appearances grabbed world attention. With the classic lineup of Mercury, guitarist Brian May, bassist John Deacon and drummer Roger Taylor, some of Queen's famous songs include: "Killer Queen," "We Will Rock You," "Bohemian Rhapsody," "Crazy Little Thing Called Love," "Somebody to Love," "We Are the Champions," "Under Pressure," and "Another One Bites the Dust." One day after announcing that he was suffering from AIDS, Freddie Mercury died at his Kensington, London home. In 2001, Mercury was posthumously inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a member of Queen. In 2018, a biographical film about Queen, "Bohemian Rhapsody," was released by 20th Century Fox. It was a critical-box office smash, with Rami Malek winning the Academy Award Best Actor for his performance as Freddie Mercury.

Rock Singer. Born Farrokh Bulsara in Zanzibar, he is regarded by many to be one of the greatest showman ever to appear in the public eye. He was lead singer of the popular British rock group Queen, which dominated the music scene from the mid 1970s through to the early 1990s. His flamboyant stage appearances grabbed world attention. With the classic lineup of Mercury, guitarist Brian May, bassist John Deacon and drummer Roger Taylor, some of Queen's famous songs include: "Killer Queen," "We Will Rock You," "Bohemian Rhapsody," "Crazy Little Thing Called Love," "Somebody to Love," "We Are the Champions," "Under Pressure," and "Another One Bites the Dust." One day after announcing that he was suffering from AIDS, Freddie Mercury died at his Kensington, London home. In 2001, Mercury was posthumously inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a member of Queen. In 2018, a biographical film about Queen, "Bohemian Rhapsody," was released by 20th Century Fox. It was a critical-box office smash, with Rami Malek winning the Academy Award Best Actor for his performance as Freddie Mercury.

Gravesite Details

Cremated at West London Crematorium in Kensal Green Cemetery. Ashes were given to his former girlfriend Mary Austin. She buried them and vows to never reveal the location.


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  • Maintained by: Find a Grave
  • Added: 25 Apr 1998
  • Find a Grave Memorial ID: 2164
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/2164/freddie-mercury: accessed ), memorial page for Freddie Mercury (5 Sep 1946–24 Nov 1991), Find a Grave Memorial ID 2164, ; Maintained by Find a Grave Cremated, Ashes given to family or friend, who reports a Per Mercury's wishes, his girlfriend Mary Austin took possession of his cremains and buried them in an undisclosed location which she has said that she will never reveal..