Added on 07-Oct-2009
A memorial to rock legend Freddie Mercury will be unveiled in Feltham town centre next month.
The Queen singer lived in Gladstone Avenue and will be remembered with a Hollywood-style star outside the library in The Centre, Feltham, which will be unveiled on November 24.
Mercury came to Feltham from Zanzibar with his family in 1964 when he was 17, and studied art at Isleworth Polytechnic, which is now West Thames College.
Councillor Paul Jabbal, chairman of the committee that arranged for the memorial, said: "I am delighted that at last we are honouring Freddie Mercury's memory and his achievements with a permanent memorial.
"As well as celebrating his life and success, it can serve as a reminder to local people that it doesn't matter where you come from, if you work hard you can succeed in whatever you do.
"I'm looking forward to welcoming his family, friends and some band members to Feltham to show how proud we are to be associated with such a legendary artist."