Freddie Mercury: Mary Austin calls Queen star her ‘eternal love’ – ‘We’d had a marriage’

FREDDIE MERCURY’S former lover and partner Mary Austin opened up on their relationship in a newly unearthed, poignant interview, saying she felt like she and the Queen legend “had a marriage”.

Freddie Mercury was in a romantic relationship with Mary Austin for six years and the pair remained incredibly close until his tragic death in 1991.

Speaking to OK! Magazine back nine years after the Bohemian Rhapsody singer died, Austin said: “It was the loneliest and most difficult time of my life after Freddie died.”

Recalling the hole left in her life by the loss of the Queen frontman, she continued: “I lost somebody who I thought was my eternal love.

“When he died I felt we’d had a marriage,” she added. “We’d lived our vows. We’d done it for better for worse, for richer for poorer, in sickness and in health.

Recalling the hole left in her life by the loss of the Queen frontman, she continued: “I lost somebody who I thought was my eternal love.

“When he died I felt we’d had a marriage,” she added. “We’d lived our vows. We’d done it for better for worse, for richer for poorer, in sickness and in health.

You could never have let go of Freddie unless he died – and even then it was difficult,” Austin admitted.

Mary Austin also recalled Freddie Mercury’s “distressing” last days before he died of complications due to AIDS.

Remembering how the singer “chose the time to die”, she told the publication: “He knew it was coming.

“The quality of his life had changed so dramatically and he was in more pain every day.

He was losing his sight,” she continued. “His body became weaker as he suffered mild fits.

“One day he decided enough was enough and stopped all the medical supplements that were keeping him going.”

Austin said Mercury’s death was peaceful and that he “accepted” when he passed, adding: “He died with a smile on his face.”

The Queen icon’s close friend Dave Clark, of the Dave Clark Five, was by his bedside when he died.

The cause of death was bronchial pneumonia resulting from AIDS.

Elsewhere, his friend Elton John recently opened up about his death in his new autobiography, Me.

Remembering the heartbreak of Mercury’s last days, John wrote: “I visited him a lot when he was dying, although I could never stay for much longer than an hour.

“It was too upsetting — I didn’t think he wanted me to see him like that. Someone so vibrant and so necessary, someone that would have got better with age and gone from strength to strength, dying in such a horrible, arbitrary way.”

Despite his declining health, Mercury maintained his bright wit, John said.

“He was too frail to get out of bed, he was losing his sight, his body was covered in Karposi’s sarcoma lesions, and yet he was still definitely Freddie, gossiping away, completely outrageous,” he said.

“(Freddie would say) ‘Have you heard Mrs Bowie’s new record, dear? What does she think she’s doing?’”

“I couldn’t work out whether he didn’t realise how close to death he was or if he knew perfectly well but was determined not to let what was happening to him stop him being himself.

“Either way I thought he was incredible.”

source https://www.google.nl/amp/s/www.express.co.uk/entertainment/music/1195024/Freddie-Mercury-Queen-Mary-Austin-AIDS-death-relationship/amp

14 thoughts on “Freddie Mercury: Mary Austin calls Queen star her ‘eternal love’ – ‘We’d had a marriage’

  1. I always thought Freddie’s choice of people wasn’t good enough for him to be honest. I don’t like either Mary or Jim to be quite frank. I don’t hate them, but I am not a fan. I feel that neither loved him for real. Each was manipulating him with his/her own way for his fortune or sex. I think he deserves much better.
    Anyway, thank you for sharing. I adore your page. It’s one of the best I have encountered. Keep up the excellent work. ❤❤❤

    Liked by 1 person

      1. Because he was gay. He got AIDS from sleeping with a man who had AIDS. He was going to die. If you read the article, HE chose to stop taking drugs that would prolong his life

        Liked by 1 person

      2. His love for Mary couldn’t override his innate homosexuality. He broke off their sexual relationship, but broke off their emotional connection. Marrying him would NOT have “cured” him.

        Liked by 2 people

      3. He asked her to marry him and she said yes but then he never seemed to wanted to take it any further. When he realized he was gay he decided he couldn’t marry her because it wouldn’t be fair to her. He wanted to pursue the gay lifestyle. She didn’t make that decision, he did. I think she would have married him anyway in a New York minute if he’d have wanted that.

        Like

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s