Multiple reports have surfaced that the final resting place of beloved Queen frontman Freddie Mercury may have been discovered. One such article, by My Send Off, notes that a memorial plaque bearing Mercury’s real name, Farrokh Bulsara, has been photographed in Kensal Green Cemetery, Kensington.
The plaque also contains the dates of the singer’s birth and death. The plaque also contains an inscription in French: ‘Pour Etre Toujours Pres De Toi Avec Tout Mon Amour’, which translates to ‘So I Can Always Be Close To You With All My Love’. The inscription is signed off with the letter ‘M’, which may be a reference to Mercury’s former lover Mary Austin. Austin was involved with Mercury for several years in the 70s and was bequeathed Mercury’s Kensington mansion in his will, which may very well explain the cryptic inscription.
Austin is believed to be the only person who knows the whereabout Mercury’s ashes. Mercury was cremated at Kensal Green Cemetery following his private funeral service on 27th November, 1991. In his will, Mercury left the care of his ashes much of his estimated $100 million plus estate to Austin. Rumours of Mercury’s ashes whereabouts included being buried in Brookwood Cemetery in London next to his grandmother, being scattered on Switzerland’s Lake Geneva, the location of Queen’s final recording sessions, and being scattered in Mercury’s Kensington home, Garden Lodge. Now, though, it looks like Queen fans have finally found the location for their next pilgrimage.