Animated Google Doodle honors Freddie Mercury's 65th

Google has been known for some truly fantastic Doodles over the years, and today’s one is no exception to the tradition. If he were alive, legendary Queen front-man and vocalist Freddie Mercury would have celebrated his 65th birthday today, and Google is celebrating this occasion with a fully animated Google Doodle.

Heading to the Google homepage currently shows a collage doodle of Google with Freddie Mercury in the background and a big play button. Simply click the large play button to enjoy the fully animated doodle featuring the 1978 Queen song Don’t Stop Me Now and an animated Mercury. You’ll even see Freddie jump through an 8-bit-styled world, him as a queen in a throne and catch a glimpse of him as he appeared in the iconic I Want To Break Free music video.

Along with the Pacman doodle that everyone enjoyed and the fully playable guitar earlier this year, this would have to be one of the most elaborate and best made Google doodles to date, and a truly special homage to the legendary rock singer. Mercury died a tragic death on November 21, 1991 at just 45 years old; a life unfortunately taken as a result of AIDS but leaving behind a rich and unforgettable rock career. Head to the Google homepage and enjoy the well-made animation in memory.

Update: The Doodle is also available on YouTube for those that cannot see it on the main page:

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