Legendary musician becomes Angry Bird
Freddie Mercury’s Angry Bird animation has been released to mark the singer’s birthday.The late Queen frontman Freddie Mercury has been made into an Angry Bird, online magazine NME has reported.
The animation was released yesterday to mark the singer’s birthday as part of the Freddie For A Day fundraiser, which is organized by his Queen bandmates Brian May and Roger Taylor to raise money for the Mercury Phoenix Trust - Fighting Aids Worldwide. So far, the charity has raised over $15 million since its inception in 1992.
The video was made available on Angry Bird creator Rovio’s YouTube channel. The puzzle game, featuring animated birds, is the top selling paid-for app of all time. A Freddie Mercury Angry Bird T-shirt will also be available to buy with a portion of the proceeds to be donated to the Mercury Phoenix Trust.
Earlier this year, Queen’s “Bohemian Rhapsody” was voted the U.K.’s favorite Number One single. The poll, carried out by the Official Charts Company, asked people to vote for their favorite U.K. Number One single of the past 60 years. The 1975 single sold over one million copies during its initial nine-week stint at Number One.