The plaque reads: “In loving memory of Farrokh Bulsara. 5 Sept 1946 – 24 Nov 1991. Pour etre toujours pres de toi avec tout mon amour” (French for: Always to be close to you with all my love).
The dedication is believed to refer to Mercury’s Zanzibarian birth name and matches the dates of his birth and death. It is signed by M, who could be his lover, Mary Austin.
Farrokh Bulsara, who is better known as Freddie Mercury, died in 1991 aged 45 after complications caused by AIDS.
His ashes were allegedly given to Mary Austin, who also inherited his $15-million home. What happened next has been a mystery wrapped in enigma. Workers at the cemetery seemed oblivious that the plaque was in honour of the Bohemian Rhapsody singer.
Voice of Russia, The Times