Freddie Mercury
Queen frontman Freddie Mercury died 25 years ago today on 24 November 1991 Getty Images

Freddie Mercury fans are uniting in their droves to celebrate the life and career of the late Queen frontman. Thursday (24 November) marks the 25th anniversary of the Bohemian Rhapsody singer's death but Mercury's legacy continues to live on in pop culture through the ages.

When Mercury died at the age of 45 on 24 November 1991, fans around the world sought solace in Queen's extensive catalogue of hits, including Don't Stop Me Now, We Will Rock You, I Want To Break Free and We Are The Champions. However, Mercury's lyrical talent was just as meritable off the stage as it was on.

In remembrance of Mercury 25 years later, IBTimes UK recounts some of his best – and wittiest – quotes.

Listen to Queen's Bohemian Rhapsody: