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Freddie Mercury & Other Celebrities Who Raised AIDS Awareness

By History.com Staff
Today’s Google Doodle pays tribute to the musician Freddie Mercury, who was born 65 years ago on September 5, 1946, and died in 1991 of AIDS-related causes. Find out more about Mercury and other famous people who helped put a face on the HIV and AIDS crisis, reducing the stigma attached to the disease and inspiring research and prevention efforts.

Categories: HIV/AIDS, Medicine, Music