Actor Sacha Baron Cohen aka Borat is slated to play Freddie Mercury in a film biopic of the former Queen frontman’s life. The brilliant and talented Mercury died in 1991 from AIDS. We hear the Oscar/Golden Globes buzz circulating already. Hey, it wouldn’t be the first time an actor portraying a singer was honored in the past few years. It’s been known to happen once or twice.

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  • Yes, by the time 1991 rolled around, Freddie Mercury was besieged by an entire legion of “AIDs,” leading to the popular schoolyard chant “Hey, hey, big hairy Freddie / how many AIDs you got in your belly / one, two, one, two / and Brian May looks like a Jew.”

    It could have been worse, though. At least Mr. Mercury wasn’t taken from us by AID’s, a much more rapidly possessing disorder.

    To say nothing of AIDS.

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