In this quirky video, which was posted on YouTube Monday by Angry Birds creator Rovio Entertainment, the famed Queen frontman stars as a mustachioed yellow bird -- complete with chest hair, bad teeth and a regal crown.
Set to the Queen's cheeky 1978 hit "Bicycle Race," the clip features Freddie Mercury as the "Angry Bird Queen" riding -- what else? -- a bicycle with some other feathered friends before facing off with a decidedly less cool king pig.
The video was created in support of the annual Freddie for a Day campaign, which always coincides with Mercury's birthday. The campaign, which sees people around the world dressing up as the renowned rock icon, raises money and awareness for The Mercury Phoenix Trust, an AIDS charity established in Mercury's name.
The singer died in 1991 at the age of 45 after a long battle with HIV.
Mercury, whose timeless vocals are featured in anthemic classics, such as "Bohemian Rhapsody," "Killer Queen" and "We Are The Champions," would have turned 66 today.
In addition to the video, Angry Birds has also released a special edition Freddie Mercury T-shirt. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to the Mercury Phoenix Trust.
As the Boston Herald notes, this is not the first time the tech world has paid tribute to the legendary singer.
Last year, Google celebrated Mercury’s 65th birthday by creating an interactive doodle set to the band’s hit “Don’t Stop Me Now.”
Happy Birthday, Freddie Mercury.
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