Freddie Mercury Day: 65th Birthday Celebrated With Google Doodle
Freddie Mercury Day - on what would have been the late Queen singer's 65th birthday - has been celebrated with a new Google Doodle on the web giant's homepage.
In the animated Google Doodle, Mercury is shown singing on stage in front of screaming fans, sat on a throne wearing a crown and dressed as a woman, The Telegraph reports.
The flamboyant singer is also depicted strutting about with a hoover, a nod to his appearance in the video for Queen hit “I Want To Break Free.”
However, the Doodle’s accompanying video, over 90 seconds long, is set to 1978 Queen hit “Don't Stop Me Now,” reports The Telegraph.
Queen guitarist Brian May, writing on a special Google blog, said: "Freddie would have been 65 this year, and even though physically he is not here, his presence seems more potent than ever.”
“Freddie made the last person at the back of the furthest stand in a stadium feel that he was connected. He gave people proof that a man could achieve his dreams,” May wrote, The Telegraph reports.
Doodle designer Ryan Germick added: "The video has a lot of fun, goofy stuff to celebrate what an incredible song writer, fashion icon, and musical innovator he was."