Sept. 5 marks what would have been Queen frontman and music legend Freddie Mercury’s 73rd birthday. To celebrate the occasion of the late singer, who died from AIDS complications at age 45 in 1991, directors Esteban Bravo and Beth David created an incredibly touching animated music video for Mercury’s “Love Me Like There’s No Tomorrow” in collaboration with The Mercury Phoenix Trust, which fights AIDS worldwide.
The video features a pair of men falling in love despite time running out because of a spreading illness, honoring Mercury’s life and legacy through the gorgeous animation from Woodblock.
“Of the many responsibilities we have to our artists, safeguarding their legacies is perhaps the most important one,” Dave Rocco, EVP of Creative at Universal Music Group, said in a statement about the music video. “As far-reaching and as radical a legacy as Freddie Mercury’s, it is our duty to ensure he continues to provoke, educate and inspire.”
Watch the emotional video above, and then check out the recently released, never-before-seen footage of Mercury performing “Time Waits For No One.”
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