Freddie Mercury - Freddie Mercury Cemetery Plaque Sparks Speculation
The discovery of a London cemetery plaque bearing Freddie Mercury's name has renewed speculation over the location of the singing legend's final resting place.
The Queen star died of Aids in 1991 at the age of 45. His body was cremated following a memorial service at Kensal Green Cemetery in west London, and the ashes are believed to have been handed over to Mercury's former lover Mary Austin, who inherited his estate.
Details of where Mercury's ashes were scattered have remained a mystery, with theories suggesting they were taken to Zanzibar, the country of his birth, or transported to the shore of Lake Geneva in Switzerland, where he owned an apartment.
However, fans desperate to solve the puzzle have now been given a major clue because a plaque has been discovered on a plinth at the Kensal Green Cemetery.
The memorial bears Mercury's real name - Farrokh Bulsara - as well as the date of his birth and death, along with a short message in French which is signed off "M" - prompting speculation the plaque was installed by Mary Austin.
Plaques on the plinth are said to be reserved for those whose ashes have been interred in the cemetery's Scattering Garden.