Farrokh 'Freddie' Mercury (born Bulsara; 5 September 1946 – 24 November 1991) was a British singer, songwriter and record producer, known as the lead vocalist of the rock band Queen. Although Mercury's speaking voice naturally fell in the baritone range, he delivered most songs in the tenor range.His known vocal range extended from bass low F (F2) to soprano high F (F6).