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Freddie Mercury’s Legacy Lives on in the New Queen Biopic, ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’

By Gabrielle Bernardini

The new blockbuster film, Bohemian Rhapsody, showcases the infamous rise of the British rock band Queen — and focuses heavily on the lead singer Freddie Mercury

Played by Rami Malek, Freddie was born Farrokh Bulsara and rose to stardom with his flamboyant stage presence, before his life was cut short following a battle with AIDS. The new biopic, titled after the titular song by the band, gives fans a glimpse into the legacy of the band and its frontman. 

Known not only for his outlandish stage presence, but the secrecy regarding his personal life, Rami tackles the chronological rendition of Freddie’s life leading up to the band’s legendary performance at the 1985 Live Aid concert. However, there is still so many questions fan have about the rock legend — from his public and private life. Keep scrolling to get the answers to those questions before watching Freddie on the big screen.