Google Celebrates Freddie Mercury’s Birthday With A Google Doodle

Today would have been Freddie Mercury‘s 65th birthday, a fact that is being celebrated by former bandmates and fans on what is being called Freddie Mercury Day. The Queen front man, known for his incredible high notes and awesome stage presence, is being celebrated even further – he’s being awarded his very own Google Doodle.

The animated video which makes up the Google logo today is set to Don’t Stop Me Now and shows Mercury strutting his stuff in 8-bit glory.

Brian May, last seen at the MTV Video Awards with Lady Gaga, wrote a special post on the official Google blog, commemorating his friend.

To create with Freddie was always stimulating to the max. He was daring, always sensing a way to get outside the box. Sometimes he was too far out … and he’d usually be the first to realise it. With a conspiratorial smile he would say “Oh … did I lose it, dears?!” But usually there was sense in his nonsense—art in his madness. It was liberating. I think he encouraged us all in his way, to believe in our own madness, and the collective mad power of the group Queen.

Happy Freddie Mercury Day!