Freddie Mercury would have turned 72 on Wednesday, September 5th. To pay tribute to the music legend, London baggage handlers have shot a crazy video in which they dance to the one of the most famous Queen songs, in the airport where the singer worked before becoming a star.
Before becoming one of the greatest rock stars ever, Freddie Mercury worked at Heathrow Airport in London as a porter. On Wednesday, September 5, the Queen frontman, who died in 1991 at the age of 45, would have celebrated his 72nd birthday.
For this special occasion, baggage handlers at the London airport decided to pay tribute to him and they went big. In a video shared on YouTube by British Airways, the employees - each wearing a fake moustache - danced to the iconic ‘I Want To Break Free’.
The baggage handlers took classes with professional choreographers so that the video would be perfect, as Heathrow Airport explained in a statement. This initiative aims to raise awareness of the charity The Mercury Phoenix Trust, which fights against AIDS, the disease that cost Freddie Mercury his life.
In addition, for the purposes of Dexter Fletcher's biopic Bohemian Rhapsody, scenes were recently shot at the airport where Freddie Mercury was working. The film, starring Mr Robot star Rami Malek as the iconic singer, will be released in cinemas soon.