We know his songs — We will rock you, Don't stop me now, Bohemian Rhapsody and more - but there's a lot we may not know about him. CS brings you some trivia on Freddie.
>> Freddie Mercury was born Farrokh Bulsara. He started calling himself Freddie when he was studying in St Peter's School in Panchgani.
>> Freddie loved his cats, and dedicated his solo-album 'Mr. Bad Guy' to them. When he was out touring, he used to phone his cats and talk to them for hours.
>> His song "Bohemian Rhapsody" (1975) was named Britain's favourite pop single of all time on 2002 in a poll by Guinness World Records.
>> He was diagnosed HIV positive in the spring of 1987.
>> Queen's performance at ‘Live Aid’ was voted the ‘World's Greatest Concert’ in a 2005 poll for Channel 4 in the U.K.
>> Since 1992, The Mercury Phoenix Trust has raised millions of pounds for various AIDS charities.