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Queen legend Freddie Mercury honoured with London blue plaque

By David Mercer

The memory of Queen's flamboyant frontman Freddie Mercury is to be honoured with a blue plaque at his former London home.

The singer joins fellow late stars, England footballer Bobby Moore, comedian Tommy Cooper and Hollywood star Ava Gardner, who are all getting new memorials in the capital to mark the 150th anniversary of the English Heritage scheme.

Irish Nobel Prize-winning playwright Samuel Beckett, cookery writer Elizabeth David, ballet dancer Margot Fonteyn and Laurie Cunningham, one of the first black footballers to play for England, will also get plaques this year.

Rock star Mercury, who died in 1991 from Aids, will be honoured at his former family home.

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