Farrokh Bulsara (5 September 1946 – 24 November 1991), known as Freddie Mercury, was a British singer, songwriter and record producer, best known as the lead vocalist of the rock band Queen.
Mercury spent and donated to charity much of his wealth during his lifetime, with his estate valued around £8 million at the time of his death.
He also became known for his flamboyant stage persona and four-octavetrill singing voice. Born of Parsi descent in the Sultanate of Zanzibar, he attended St Peter’s School, a boys’ boarding school in Panchgani near Bombay(now Mumbai), India.
Intending to become a Zoroastrian priest and later moved with his family to Middlesex England following about three years of schooling there from the age of eight.