Queen fans in London may have discovered Freddie Mercury’s final resting place. Mercury was cremated at London’s Kensal Green Cemetery in 1991, but the location of his ashes has long been a secret.
Recently, a group of fans stumbled across a tall monument in the cemetery baring Mercury’s birth name, “Farrrokh Bulsara.” Via The Mirror:
It reads: “In Loving Memory of Farrokh Bulsara”, adding in French: “Pour Etre Toujours Pres De Toi Avec Tout Mon Amour”.
This translates to “Always To Be Close To You With All My Love” – and is marked “M”.
Farrokh Bulsara was the star’s real name. He changed it after forming Queen in 1971.
Fans suspect “M” could be his ex-lover Mary Austin, who inherited his £10million home, Garden Lodge.
Freddie’s ashes are believed to have been given to her after his cremation, but she has never revealed what became of them. Yesterday a spokesman for Freddie’s estate declined to comment.
It’s not clear when the plaque – fixed with others to a tall plinth – was put in place. Cemetery workers had no idea the dates and name matched the late Queen star.
Mercury’s former boyfriend Jim Hutton said in 1994 that he suspected Mercury’s ashes were at a different London cemetery, Garden Lodge. His ashes have also been rumoured to be Zanzibar, where he was born, and Montreaux, Switzerland, where he had a flat.