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.