Fans of the legendary singer Freddie Mercury have claimed to discovery where the Queen frontman was laid to rest, a mystery which has lasted more than 20 years.

Mercury, who died in 1991 from complications caused by Aids at the age of 45, was cremated but the whereabouts of his ashes were never revealed.

It is thought they were given to a former lover of Mercury, Mary Austin, who he had a long-term relationship with the singer in the 1970s. When he died, he left her most of his money, his £10m house, and his recording royalties in his will.

Now a memorial to Mercury - born Farrokh Bulsara - has appeared in a Kensal Green Cemetery in West London, which fans believe could be the final resting place of the singer.

The memorial reads: "In Loving Memory of Farrokh Bulsara".

It adds in French: "Pour Etre Toujours Pres De Toi Avec Tout Mon Amour", which translate to "So I Can Always Be Close To You With All My Love".

The plaque is marked off by the letter 'M', leading to fans speculating the plaugue was put there by Austin and is where his ashes were laid to rest.

A Queen fan told the Daily Mirror: "Everyone knows Freddie was cremated at Kensal Green Cemetery in 1991 but it has remained a complete mystery as to where his ashes were finally laid to rest.

"The discovery of this plaque is really exciting and may prove to be a major breakthrough."

There has been several suggestions as to where Mercury's ashes were scattered. Theories include they are currently in Zanzibar, the country where he was born in, or on the shore of Lake Geneva. A statue was unveiled in Montreux, Switzerland on 25 November 1996. It stands at over three meres high and overlooks Lake Geneva.

In 1994, Mercury's former partner Jim Hutton said he believed the singer's ashes were scattered at Garden Lodge in Kensington, close to where he lived.

He said: "It's become something of a riddle, but I'm pretty sure his final resting place is at the foot of the weeping cherry tree overlooking the whole place."

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