Fans have at all times been divided over whether or not Freddie actually liked Mary or Jim. He actually wrote the music “Love of My Life” for Mary and known as her his “common-law wife” years after they really break up up in 1976. Three months after the Queen legend died in November 1991, Jim was “evicted” from his companion’s mansion, One Garden Lodge in Kensington. What precisely did Freddie depart him within the will and was he promised extra, as he claimed? The Express spoke to the star’s long-term good friend and PA Peter Freestone to get the reality.
Peter, Jim and Joe Fanelli, Freddie’s ex-boyfriend and chef, all lived collectively at Garden Lodge. During Freddie’s last months, the three cared for him across the clock together with Mary.
In his will, Freddie left Mary his house and whole fortune, minus bequests to household and different mates and employees. On high of that, he additionally left her half of all future earnings from his share in Queen royalties.
The different half was break up between his dad and mom and sister.
Why did Jim obtain a lot much less? Did Freddie promise him extra however not have time to amend his will?
Peter instructed Express Online: “No. I doubt that might ever have occurred.
“It is one thing Freddie might need stated in a second however he was at all times very explicit to write down down something he actually needed to occur, particularly in his will.
“Anything verbal doesn’t mean anything.”
Freddie liked to make grand and sweeping flippant feedback about every little thing in his life however when he was severe he at all times carried out his guarantees.
The star had solely ever meant one individual to obtain the majority of his property. He explicitly stated so in an interview years earlier than and by no means modified his thoughts.
Peter defined: “It was a really form thought, however not very sensible. As you all know in his will he left Garden Lodge and all its contents to Mary Austin. This didn’t embody three grownup males. So that Freddie’s written will may undergo probate it was obligatory that we had been not in the home and we had been all given three months to make our preparations.
“We weren’t evicted onto the streets, as Freddie had made positive all of us had someplace to go.”
Not solely that, he left every of them £500,000 – a sizeable quantity now and much more so then.
In the tip, along with his cash Jim was in a position to construct his own residence again in Ireland the place he lived till his demise on January 1, 2010.