Musicians from around the globe paid tribute to legendary Queen frontman Freddie Mercury on what would have been his 65th birthday yesterday.

In a Google blog, Queen guitarist Brian May described the late singer as a “free spirit” and said that despite his death “his presence seems more potent than ever.”

“Freddie made the last person at the back of the furthest stand in a stadium feel that he was connected,” May said.

“He gave people proof that a man could achieve his dreams—made them feel that through him they were overcoming their own shyness, and becoming the powerful figure of their ambitions. And he lived life to the full. He devoured life. He celebrated every minute.”

My Chemical Romance frontman Gerard Way also paid homage by releasing a video message describing Mercury as the “most important frontman to me growing up as a little boy.”

He then added Queen were “the most influential band” for MCR.

Foo Fighters drummer Taylor Hawkins also released a video saying,

"Freddie, we miss you and love you. I owe you everything, you were the first concert I ever saw and since then I've been chasing the dream. I owe that to you.”

Pop princess Katy Perry believes the ‘Don’t Stop Me Now’ singer is the reason she’s in the music industry.

In a YouTube clip she said,

"You've inspired us all and you've inspired me especially. Without you I wouldn't be making music or doing what I do."

Freddie died of bronchopneumonia brought on by AIDS in 1991.

Catch the ‘Killer Queen’ doing what he does best in the clip below..

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