Mercutio was born in Verona and son of Emelia and Claudio Fulbourne. He had a brother named Valentine. He was related to the Prince and Count Paris (obituary), who also died this week.
Mercutio was a close friend of Romeo Montague (obituary), who was also killed this week, and Benvolio Montague.
Friends of Mercutio say he was a loyal friend and had a witty sense of humor that, some say, became an annoyance.
Calling hours will be held Friday, July 19th, 1578, from 1 to 2 p.m. at the Chapel Royal.