Freddie Mercury tribute is our new favourite Google doodle!

by Emma Dunn

Google have paid homage to legendary rock star Freddie Mercury with an awesome video on their homepage, and we here at Nerd Insider towers can’t stop watching it!

The Google doodle tribute to the Queen legend comes on what would have been his 65th birthday. At over 90 seconds long, it features an animation of Mercury performing to a huge crowd of screaming fans and flying through the stars in a large throne, accompanied by one of Queen’s biggest hits: Don’t Stop Me Now.

Doodle designer Ryan Germick said: “The video has a lot of fun, goofy stuff to celebrate what an incredible song writer, fashion icon, and musical innovator [Mercury] was.”

In the accompanying blog, guitarist Brian May paid a touching tribute to his fellow band member.

“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.”

Mercury died after a long battle with HIV on the 24th November 1991 at the age of 45.

To watch the video, simply head over to the the Google homepage and hit play.

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