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  • A statue in Montreux, Switzerland (by sculptor Irena Sedlecka) has been erected as a homage to Mercury. Starting in 2003, supporters from all over the world assemble in Switzerland per annum to pay tribute to the singer as part of the "Freddie Mercury Montreux Memorial Day" on the first weekend of September.The statue itself stands 3 metres high overlooking Lake Geneva and was unveiled on 25 November 1996 by Freddie's dad and Montserrat Caballé. A Royal Mail postage was issued as part of the Millennium Stamp series in honour of Mercury. A plaque was erected at the site of the family house in Feltham upon arriving in England in 1964 where Mercury and his family moved. Others carried homage to "the" vocalist of all the time: Robbie Williams and George Michael. In the anime Cromartie High School, a character named Freddie is based on Mercury in rock star qualities and his look.

    Freddy Mercury had a second house in the town and was thankful to the local community while staying there that he contained the community in his will for honoring his privacy. On their own, the community elected to commemorate him with a statue.

    These datasets are obtained and processed by the pupils of the Digital 3D Geometry Class instructed by Prof. Mark Pauly at the School of Computer and Communication Sciences at EPFL, Switzerland. Please see http://lgg.epfl.ch/statues for more info

    This item is part of "Scan The World". Scan the World is a nonprofit initiative introduced by MyMiniFactory, through which we're creating an electronic archive of landmarks, artworks and totally 3D printable sculptures from across the world for the people to get free of charge. Scan the World is an open source, community effort, if you've got interesting pieces around you and want to give, e-mail stw@myminifactory.com to learn ways to help.

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