Where the ashes of Freddy Mercury were scattered


November 24, 2018 08:37
Updated November 24, 2018 20:43

He died on November 24, 1991, at age 45, Freddie Mercury is one of the essential icons of rock history in particular and the twentieth century in general. That's why everything that involves his figure arouses an uncommon interest, even after the recent premiere of the film. Bohemian Rhapsodand that put him back to the top of the page.

One of the great mysteries surrounding the queen's lead singer has to do with the place where his ashes were scattered after his death. Because Freddie (born as Farrokh Bulsara in Zanzibar in 1946) does not have a tomb or tombstone where his millions of admirers can come to pay their respects.

The mystery does not really seem like this, because everything seems to indicate that the ashes were scattered on Lake Geneva, very close to the house the musician had in that area, a few miles from Montreaux, Switzerland. A place where he and the other members of the Queen went in search of peace and disconnection as well as to work on his music.

In 2010, Freddie Mercury's personal assistant, Peter Freestone, said the ashes were dumped on Lake Geneva, but it is not something 100% officially confirmed. This version is contradicted by that of some relatives of the singer, who claimed that he is buried in Zanzibar.

He is also said to rest at the foot of the immense oak that crowns the garden of his Garden Lodge residence (London), and there are even those who claim to have been distributed among several London theaters. However, none of these statements has been confirmed so far.

For his part, the biographer of the musician, Lesley-Ann Jones, told Billboard this week that Mercury's desire was for its ashes to spread precisely on Lake Geneva.

The writer recalls concretely a meeting with the artist in 1986 and how they were both sitting at night on one of the shores of Lake Geneva, he shared with her a reflection: "Just throw me into the lake when I leave."

So things, if Freddie Mercury's innermost ambience wanted to fulfill his last will, it is possible to believe that his ashes were cast and scattered on that lake of Geneva that so calmly bestowed upon the shining star of the rock.

This, moreover, makes perfect sense because in this same place there is the famous statue for which the fans remember the musician. Of the death of whom they are fulfilled this November 24 and 27 years.


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