A plaque dedicated to the memory of Queen frontman Freddie Mercury has gone missing.
More than 20 years on from his death, Freddie Mercury remains an iconic figure in British music. Wary of his potential to be posthumously lionised, the singer's family refused to instal a plaque to mark the spot where his ashes were scattered.
As a result, there is no single memorial to the singer. A mysterious plaque in North London was presumed by many fans to be a hint as to where the ceremony occurred, but according to reports the memorial has now gone missing.
Placed in Kensal Green, the plaque referred to Farrokh Bulsara - Freddie Mercury's birth name. Discovered in Kensal Rise cemetery, the memorial featured the phrase: "In Loving Memory of Farrokh Bulsara. Pour Etre Toujours Pres De Toi Avec Tout Mon Amour".
Signed 'M', fan mythology holds that the plaque was placed there by Mary Austin - Mercury's former girlfriend. The Mirror reports (via NME) that the item has now gone missing, raising the question once again of where the singer's ashes were scattered.
A Queen fan told the newspaper: “It’s just disappeared into complete thin air. No sooner had the mystery of Freddie’s ashes seemingly been solved than this adds a whole new chapter. It’s all very odd but just adds to the intrigue of where they ended up.”