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Freddie Mercury Last Words, Last Song, Parents, Religion, Nationality, Teeth

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Freddie Mercury was born Farrokh Bulsara in Zanzibar (now part of Tanzania) on September 5, 1946. He was born to Bomi and Jer Bulsara, both from the Parsi community in India.

 

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Freddie Mercury Last Words

Throughout the 1970s and 80s, Mercury and Queen found great success across the globe but Mercury’s life was cut tragically short due to AIDS. Freddie Mercury’s last words were “pee, pee as he requested assistance using the restroom because he was so weak and frail.

Freddie Mercury Last Song

“Mother Love” was the final song co-written by Mercury and May and was also Mercury’s last-ever vocal performance. Mercury’s vocals were recorded between 13–16 May 1991 after the Innuendo sessions. Upon reaching the final verse, Freddie told May that he had to go and “have a rest”, but that he would return later and finish it. After that, Freddie never made it back to the studio, and May sang the last verse on the track.

Freddie Mercury Parents

He was born to Bomi and Jer Bulsara, both from the Parsi community in India. His father, Bomi, was a civil servant, working as a High Court cashier for the British Government. Freddie’s sister, Kashmira, was born in 1952. In 1954, at the age of eight, Freddie was shipped to St Peter’s English boarding school in Panchgani, about fifty miles outside Bombay.

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Freddie Mercury Religion

It might come as a surprise to some that Freddie Mercury was born Farrokh Bulsara. He came from a Parsi family that had roots in India and he was a Zoroastrian by faith.

The Zoroastrian faith is one of the world’s oldest religions, one that could date back as far as 1200 B.C. Zoroaster, a prophet who lived in modern-day Iran, is viewed as the founder of Zoroastrianism.

Freddie Mercury Nationality

First of all, Freddie was a British subject, even though he fled Zanzibar, he was entitled to a British passport. Freddie in the 1970s and 1980s never hid the fact that he went to school in India or was born in Zanzibar. This was communicated in magazines/newspapers at the time. Freddie connected with British roots more Fred sounds English and acted like it. Freddie relished and embraced British colonialism, his father worked for the British government too. So t is safe to say that he was British.

Freddie Mercury Teeth

Mercury was born with four extra teeth in the back of his mouth, causing his now-famous bucktooth grin. In fact, his nickname growing up was Bucky. Mercury never got his teeth fixed because he was afraid it would ruin his impressive four-octave vocal range.

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