Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Statue of Freddie Mercury overlooking Lake Geneva in Montreux, Switzerland.

A statue in Montreux, Switzerland (by sculptor Irena Sedlecka) was erected as a tribute to Mercury. Beginning in 2003, fans from around the world gather in Switzerland annually to pay tribute to the singer as part of the "Freddie Mercury Montreux Memorial Day" on the first weekend of September. The statue itself stands 3 meters high overlooking Lake Geneva and was unveiled on November 25,1996 by Freddie's father and Montserrat Caballé. A Royal Mail stamp was issued in honor of Mercury as part of the Millennium Stamp series. A plaque was also erected at the site of the family home in Feltham where Mercury and his family moved upon arriving in England in 1964.

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