Has Freddie Mercury’s Final Resting Place Been Discovered?

by M-Berens

This is the plaque found in the Kensal Green Cemetery by Freddie Mercury fans. Could this be where his ashes were scattered? Unfortunately, the plaque disappeared soon after being discovered.

Freddie Mercury was a British musician best known for his flamboyant stage persona and powerful vocals with the band “Queen”. Mercury was born Farrokh Bulsara, on September 5, 1946, in Zanzibar and spent the majority of his childhood in India. He died on November 24, 1991 from complications due to AIDS.

Freddie was cremated at Kensal Green Cemetery in London. The cemetery was opened in 1833 and was the first commercial cemetery in London, England – others were affiliated with churches or private groups. The cemetery is located in the heart of London in the Kensington and Chelsea areas and encompasses 72 acres of property. The cemetery was designed in a similar style to the Pere Lachaise Cemetery in Paris, France. With the burial of Prince Augustus Frederick, Duke of Sussex, (1773-1843) King George III’s son) and his sister HRH The Princess Sophia (1777- 1848) Kensal Green became known as the cemetery for high society. Other famous people buried or cremated there include actress Ingrid Bergman, writer William Makepeace Thackeray, artist John William Waterhouse and numerous composers and musicians.

The bulk of his estate, estimated to have been worth more than $100 million and the care of his ashes were left to his former lover Mary Austin. Freddie and Mary were romantically linked for more than six years but even after their relationship ended Freddie maintained a close friendship with her and continued to call her, “The love of my life.” No one knew where his ashes were scattered or buried although several theories were put forth. Some say his ashes were scattered on Lake Geneva in Switzerland where Freddie and Queen wrote and recorded their last songs. Others speculated that his ashes were buried with his grandmother in London’s Brookwood Cemetery. Even Freddie’s last known lover Jim Hutton, who lived with him and was with him at his death, believed that his ashes were scattered in Garden Lodge in Kensington, Freddie Mercury’s home.

But in the end, only Mary Austin knew.

A plaque was recently discovered at Kensal Green Cemetery in London bearing Freddie’s real name “Farrokh Bulsara”. The plaque includes Freddie’s birth and death dates along with an inscription in French, “Pour Etre Toujours Pres De Toi Avec Tout Mon Amour”, which translated means “So I Can Always Be Close To You With All My Love”. The inscription is signed “M” which could indicate Mary. A spokesperson for the singer’s estate has declined to comment but it won’t take long for his adoring fans to start flocking to the cemetery.

 

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