Late Queen frontman Freddie Mercury’s life has come back into the spotlight with the release of Bohemian Rhapsody, and a The Star article said that a lot of Mercury’s money when he died was left behind with the intention of fighting AIDS.
But there will be a slice of about £1million for long-time love Mary Austin and her two-year-old son Dominic. Freddie looked on the boy – his godson – as the son he never had. Mary 36, had wanted a baby by Freddie but he told her: “I’d rather have another cat.”
Mary and Dominic – the son of an interior designer friend – live in a £500,000 flat bought for them by the star. He had left ALL his fortune to them in his will.
But during the past year, he decided the bulk of his cash should help those who follow his painful path to death. Freddie reckoned to have earned about £30million from his glittering career. But he blew a fortune on his wild lifestyle and showered cash on family and friends.
The question now is: How much cash is left? At the end, his estate was mostly tied up in his £4million West London mansion and a hideaway home in Switzerland.
The flamboyant star loved to spend. But he is believed to have set up a trust fund to handle his earnings after death.
Brian May recently visited where Freddie Mercury grew up, sharing on Instagram:
“At Freddie’s school. Under guidance from Freddie’s lovely sister Kashmira, and Abdul, our excellent Zanzibarian guide, we managed to retrace many of Freddie’s childhood steps. This something I dreamed of doing for many years. Nice to share with you folks. Bri.”
“We’ve enjoyed spending the day with this little boy in our minds. A small boy with big dreams. A young man who became a brother to Roger and John and me for 22 years. A shy boy with whom we shared an impossible vision of making music that would change the world. Little did we dare to believe it would actually happen. I’m happy that through Instagram I’ve been able to share some of the experiences of today. I’ll post some more pics and stuff when I get sorted. Meanwhile … Asante Sana Freddie. Cheers folks. And thanks @freddiemercuryb for this lovely pic I don’t recall seeing before. Bri.”
“A last special treat from our hosts … lunch for two on the beach ! Farewell to Zanzibar from these intrepid explorers !!! Thank you, kind and beautiful people of this amazing island. You made us feel so at home. #Zanzibar #Baraza We will miss you. Bri.”