Monday 18 November 2019

Queen star Freddie Mercury becomes Angry Birds character

Mercury as an Angry birds character.
Mercury as an Angry birds character.

QUEEN star Freddie Mercury has been turned into a character from hit game Angry Birds.

The late singer has been used as the inspiration for an animated bird to mark a charity celebration in his honour.

The yellow creature has been kitted 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 on Wednesday.

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 will tonight attend a fundraising dinner in London in the singer's honour for the charity Mercury Phoenix Trust, which helps with the fight against Aids.

Limited edition t-shirts are being created featuring Freddie The Angry Bird with a portion of proceeds going to the charity.

Fans are being encouraged to mark his birthday on Wednesday by dressing like Mercury, either wearing a full costume or simply adding a false moustache.

Mercury died in 1991 from an Aids-related illness.

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