Freddie Mercury, the late frontman for the rock group Queen, has been shown in the family of Angry Birds as an honorary character in the new video by the creator Rovio Entertainment, just two days before Mercury’s 66th birthday.
Freddie Mercury died of AIDS in 1991 and since then the global “Freddie For A Day” has been conducted on September 5th to raise awareness about HIV/AIDS.
In this new animation, the Angry Bird representing character for Freddie on bicycle with the Queen’s song Bicycle Race playing in the background. During the move, it comes across a pig. The Pink Bird is absent from the animation (probably he is angry from the other birds too J). In the end, the company wrote “Rovio and Angry Birds are proud supporters of The Mercury Phoenix Trust and Freddie For a Day”.
“‘Freddie for a Day is such a great way to honor Freddie’s fun and flamboyant spirit while delivering an important message,” Rovio’s CMO Peter Vesterbacka said in a statement. “Queen’s music has endured for a reason, because its creativity and contagious fun appeals to fans of all ages, and we’re happy to help keep Freddie’s memory and music alive for new generations of fans.”
You can check further information about the Freddie For A Day campaign here. Mercury Phoenix Trust was started by the Mercury’s fellow band members and so far the charity has raised about $15 million since its start in 1992.