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A model of Freddie Mercury, frontman of the British rock band Queen, sits atop Kresge Auditorium in his famous yellow jacket in honor of his birthday, Sept. 5. The lead vocalist and pianist wrote many popular hits for Queen, including “Bohemian Rhapsody,” “Killer Queen,” and “We Are the Champions.” Mercury died on Nov. 24, 1991, due to bronchopneumonia brought on by AIDS.

A model of Freddie Mercury, frontman of the British rock band Queen, sits atop Kresge Auditorium in his famous yellow jacket in honor of his birthday, Sept. 5. The lead vocalist and pianist wrote many popular hits for Queen, including “Bohemian Rhapsody,” “Killer Queen,” and “We Are the Champions.” Mercury died on Nov. 24, 1991, due to bronchopneumonia brought on by AIDS.