In his Last Will, Freddie Mercury left the vast majority of his wealth, including his home and recording royalties, to Mary Austin, and the remainder to his parents and sister.
Mary Austin continues to live at Mercury’s home, Garden Lodge, Kensington, with her family.
Last Wills – Freddie Mercury – Bio
Born September 5, 1946 – Died November 24, 1991
British Singer/Songwriter/Record Producer/Lead Vocalist and Co-Principal Songwriter of the rock band Queen.
Last Wills – Freddie Mercury – Mary Austin
In the early 1970s Mercury had a long-term relationship with Mary Austin, whom he had met through guitarist Brian May. He lived with Austin for several years in West Kensington.
By the mid-1970s, however, the singer had begun an affair with a male American record executive at Elektra Records, which ultimately resulted in the end of his relationship with Austin.
Mercury and Austin nevertheless remained close friends through the years, with Mercury often referring to her as his only true friend.
In a 1985 interview, Mercury said of Austin, “All my lovers asked me why they couldn’t replace Mary [Austin], but it’s simply impossible. The only friend I’ve got is Mary and I don’t want anybody else. To me, she was my common-law wife. To me, it was a marriage. We believe in each other, that’s enough for me.”
Last Wills – Freddie Mercury – “Love of my Life”
Freddie Mercury also wrote several songs about Mary Austin, the most notable of which is “Love of My Life”.
Introduced during the “News of the World” Tour in 1977, “Love of My Life” was a concert favorite.