Queen's Freddie Mercury gets a Google doodle on his 65th birthday

freddie-mercury-google-doodle.jpgMost of the world on Monday (Sept. 5) was treated to an animated Google Doodle honoring the late Freddie Mercury, the Queen frontman who died in 1991 due to complications from AIDS. But, in the U.S. where we're celebrating Labor Day, the Google logo remained unchanged with only a small U.S. flag added to the Google home page below the search box.

Don't worry, though, according to Google the doodle will appear on the U.S. version of Google on Tuesday (Sept. 6).

But die-hard Mercury fans can still see the doodle -- a 98-second-long animation backed by the 1978 Queen song "Don't Stop Me Now" by visiting the official Google blog or, you know, watching it here:



Accompanying the doodle, Queen bandmate Brian May wrote a blog post sharing his remembrances of Mercury.

"Like a great comet," writes May, "he left a luminous trail which will sparkle for many a generation to come."

Photo/Video credit: Google