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Freddie Mercury's Memorial Marker Goes Missing

Image courtesy of QueenOnline.com (via ABC News Radio)
Image courtesy of QueenOnline.com (via ABC News Radio)

The plaque thought to commemorate the final resting place of Freddie Mercury has gone missing.  That's according to U.K. newspaper the Daily Mirror .

The bronze marker--which only recently came to the attention of the British press, including NME -- bears the name Farrokh Bulsara , Freddie Mercury's birth name,  as well has his dates of birth and death and a simple inscription signed "M", which is thought to be Mercury's ex-girlfriend and longtime friend Mary Austin .  NME , the Daily Mirror and other British press outlets publicized the find -- along with photos of the plaque and its location within Kensal Green Cemetery -- on February 25, and it hasn't taken long for the plaque to have been stolen.

The marker bears the inscription "In Loving Memory of Farrokh Bulsara," followed by a phrase in French that translates as: " Always to Be Close to You With All My Love ."  It was affixed to a tower in one of the gardens within the cemetery, where it is common for ashes to be scattered.

The location of the Queen singer's ashes had been a mystery since his untimely death in 1991 from complications due to AIDS.

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