Freddie Mercury died today in 1991 at the age of 45.  He was the first major rock star to die of complications from AIDS.  He is severely missed in this world, and you can't discuss rock's greatest frontmen without including Freddie.

He kept his illness hidden from the public as much as possible, but he was stalked, photographed, hounded and turned in to a media event every day until one day before he passed, he finally admitted having the disease.  Since his death he has been inducted to at least 4 hall of fames, and has had double that amount in statues and honorary plaques.  I've never seen any of the Queen tribute bands tat are out there, and I don't think I'll ever try to... there's only one Freddie.  R.I.P Farrokh.