Mercury was highly applauded for singing and his lyrics for British band, Queen and Freddie. He also wrote lyrics for Somebody to love, We are the champions and Bohemian Rhapsody. He became famous for his live solo stage performance and for his four octave range performances. He was also a piano and guitar playist and has used different key signatures. He also has served as a producer and guest musician. He was regarded as "First Asian rock star" and the "most influential Asian hero".
Mercury with his vast records of earning from singing, lyrics writing, etc earned enormously and his net worth of his total belongings was assessed to be 100 million dollars by FORBES. He wanted to gift his majestic Georgian mansion located in London's kensington to his ex-girl friend Mary Austin. He also decided to give his whole belongings worth several million pounds to her, but she abruptly refused and convinced him to keep his mansion decorated with unique antique furniture and paintings as a museum. His girlfriend also advised him to open a trust in his name to help the poor and needy.
Despite being the most dominant person on stage and capturing millions of audience world wide for his wide talent in rendering spine thrilling songs, Mercury lived a life entirely different in private. He was a shy and suspicious person who was always curious about safe guarding his privacy. Many people who met him personally opinionated that he was an entirely different guy and not as he normally showed-off on the stage. He left his large sum of money of 500,000 pounds to his girl friend Mary Austin, and the same amount he conferred to his Irish boy friend Jim Hutton.
Mercury had a long term relationship with his girlfriend Austin and lived happily with her for several years. After his affair with a male American Music Executive, she broke her relationship with Mercury, but yet they remained as good friends for many years. Mercury wrote many songs on her, the famous one being "Love of my Life". He also had a romantic relationship with an Austrian actress named Barbara Valentin in 1980s. In 1985, he began his relationship with Jim Hutton, an Irish hair dresser who was tested HIV positive. In the last stages of life of Mercury, Mary (his ex-girl friend) was beside him and nursed him till his death. He died because of AIDS on November 24, 1991.