Freddie Mercury

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Uploaded 1st May 2010 at 2:31 PM · Updated 10th Jul 2011 at 10:44 AM by Astraea Nevermore

Freddie Mercury (born Farrokh Bulsara (Gujarati: ફ્રારુક બુલ્સારા‌ ), 5 September 1946 – 24 November 1991), was a British musician, best known as the lead vocalist of the rock band Queen. As a performer, he was known for his powerful vocals and flamboyant performances. As a songwriter, Mercury composed many hits, including "Bohemian Rhapsody", "Killer Queen", "Somebody to Love", "Don't Stop Me Now", "Crazy Little Thing Called Love", "We Are the Champions", and "Barcelona". With Mercury, Queen had sold more than 300 million albums internationally as of 2009. In addition to his work with Queen, he also led a solo career and was occasionally a producer and guest musician (piano or vocals) for other artists.

Mercury, who was a Parsi born in Zanzibar and who grew up there and in India until his mid-teens, has been referred to as "Britain's first Asian rock star". He died of bronchopneumonia brought on by AIDS on 24 November 1991, only one day after publicly acknowledging he had the disease. In 2006, Time Asia named him as one of the most influential Asian heroes of the past 60 years, and he continues to be voted as one of the greatest singers in the history of popular music. In 2005, a poll organised by Blender and MTV2 saw Mercury voted the greatest male singer of all time. In 2009, a Classic Rock poll saw him voted the greatest rock singer of all time. In 2008, Rolling Stone ranked him number 18 on their list of the 100 greatest singers of all time, reflecting the magazine's editorial opinion. Allmusic has characterised Mercury as "one of the most dynamic and charismatic frontmen in rock history."


Got the request for this sim ages ago and I finally managed to finish him =) hope you'll like him!

Custom content used (not included):

Men's messy combed-back hair by EsmeraldaF

Face skin replacement by Aikea Guinea

TummyZa's hairy skin, made non-replacement by jmtmom (you don't really need to download this, but it adds some nice realism to the sim)

Natural lipcolor by Arisuka

Mods and hacks used:

AwesomeMod by J.M. Pescado for the slider hack;

UI Mod by Rez Delnava to allow the use of non default-skintones (download in case you decide to use the non-replacement skintone)

Sliders by Ahmad

Custom Content by Me:
- Freddie Mercury Eyebrows

Custom Content Included:
- Freddie Mercury Moustache by monca533

Additional Credits:
Special thanks to monca533, who made the moustache for me (included with the download), and to all the people that helped me in the Creator Feedback Forum: BondGirlSavie, LadyFrontbum, SimmyRN, sfsix, monca533, Zinthos, Arisuka, EsmeraldaF, franziska1985, traelia, and Simmiller =)