All-around great person Freddie Mercury is known for his faultlessly sublime voice, his incredible vocal range, dazzling and theatrical outfits, and the electrifying vitality of his stage presence. And let's not forget the amazing songs Queen wrote. But he was far more than the sum of his flamboyant parts. There are hundreds of heartwarming Freddie Mercury stories, but there exists an equal number of tales that pay tribute to the Queen frontman's fabulously eccentric sense of humor and indefatigable work ethic.
Though most of the facts of Mercury's (public) life are widely known, more obscure anecdotes still exist, providing life-affirming trivia about one of glam rock's most irreplaceable and cherished badasses.
He Once Dressed Princess Diana In Drag To Smuggle Her Into A NightclubPhoto: Shutterstock
He Adored His Cats And Even Dedicated An Album To OnePhoto: Getty Images: Keystone / Stringer / Hulton Archive
He Sang On Darth Vader's Shoulders To Promote 'Star Wars'Photo: Shutterstock
He Used A Piano As A Headboard Just In Case A Song Came To Him In The Dead Of NightPhoto: Shutterstock