Mercury rises phoenix-like for charity
The late musician and singer Freddie Mercury has been turned into a character from hit online game Angry Birds.
The former front man for Queen has been used as the inspiration for an animated bird to mark a charity celebration in his honour.
The yellow creature has been decked out with a moustache, white T-shirt and crown to mark the annual fundraising event, Freddie For A Day, ahead of the singer’s birthday which would have taken place tomorrow.
Game creator Rovio has released a cartoon on YouTube of Mercury’s new character riding a bike to the soundtrack of Queen hit Bicycle Race.
His former bandmates Brian May and Roger Taylor were last night due to attend a fundraising dinner for the Mercury Phoenix Trust, which helps with the fight against Aids. Mercury died in 1991 from an Aids-related illness.
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