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The king of Queen: How Freddie Mercury became somebody we all love

StarsInsider Logo By Stars Insider of StarsInsider | Slide 1 of 34: He's widely considered one of the best voices of our time and one of the greatest front men in the history of rock: we're talking, of course, about Freddie Mercury.Born in Zanzibar (then a British protectorate) to Parsi parents from India, the world would come to know Freddie Mercury as the lead singer of Queen. Together they sold 170-300 million records (estimates vary) worldwide, performed to crowds of hundreds of thousands, and even pioneered music videos with 'Bohemian Rhapsody.'The accolades kept coming in for Queen and Freddie Mercury even after his death from complications related to AIDS in 1991. For instance, he was posthumously inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a member of Queen in 2001.But all this doesn't even begin to cover the story of Freddie Mercury's life and career. For a more in-depth look, featuring vintage photos, click through this new gallery.

The king of Queen: How Freddie Mercury became somebody we all love

He's widely considered one of the best voices of our time and one of the greatest front men in the history of rock: we're talking, of course, about Freddie Mercury.

Born in Zanzibar (then a British protectorate) to Parsi parents from India, the world would come to know Freddie Mercury as the lead singer of Queen. Together they sold 170-300 million records (estimates vary) worldwide, performed to crowds of hundreds of thousands, and even pioneered music videos with 'Bohemian Rhapsody.'

The accolades kept coming in for Queen and Freddie Mercury even after his death from complications related to AIDS in 1991. For instance, he was posthumously inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a member of Queen in 2001.

But all this doesn't even begin to cover the story of Freddie Mercury's life and career. For a more in-depth look, featuring vintage photos, click through this new gallery.

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