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La discreta vida de Mary Austin, amor de Freddie Mercury

Mary Austin in London in January 1970. Mary Austin would go on to become the girlfriend of Freddie Mercury, lead singer with rock group Queen. (Photo by Evening Standard/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)
Mary Austin in London in January 1970. Mary Austin would go on to become the girlfriend of Freddie Mercury, lead singer with rock group Queen. (Photo by Evening Standard/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

CIUDAD DE MÉXICO, marzo 13 (EL UNIVERSAL).- Antes de declararse abiertamente homosexual, Freddie Mercury vivió un intenso amor junto a Mary Austin entre los años 1970 y 1976. Cuando fueron novios durante su juventud, el cantante le dedicó con muchísimo afecto la canción "Love Of My Life".

British singer, songwriter and record producer Freddie Mercury (1946 - 1991) of British rock band Queen with his friend Mary Austin, during Mercury's 38th birthday party at the Xenon nightclub, London, UK, September 1984. (Photo by Dave Hogan/Getty Images)
British singer, songwriter and record producer Freddie Mercury (1946 - 1991) of British rock band Queen with his friend Mary Austin, during Mercury's 38th birthday party at the Xenon nightclub, London, UK, September 1984. (Photo by Dave Hogan/Getty Images)

La relación más adorada por los fans de Freddie finalizó cuando este descubrió su preferencia sexual, orientada hacia los hombres. Sin embargo, Mary siguió siendo una de las personas más importantes del círculo íntimo del compositor hasta el día de su muerte, en 1991.

Singer Freddie Mercury (1946 - 1991) with his friend Mary Austin at an after-party for Queen's Wembley concerts, Kensington Roof Gardens, London, 12th July 1986. (Photo by Dave Hogan/Getty Images)
Singer Freddie Mercury (1946 - 1991) with his friend Mary Austin at an after-party for Queen's Wembley concerts, Kensington Roof Gardens, London, 12th July 1986. (Photo by Dave Hogan/Getty Images)

Haber sido el gran amor de una de las leyendas de la música y su confidente hasta el día que falleció, hizo de Austin la heredera del cantante de Queen. Así fue que la mujer se quedó con su fortuna y la casa de Garden Lodge, en Londres. En este hogar el intérprete de "I want to break free" pasó sus últimos días.

Singer Freddie Mercury (1946 - 1991) of British rock band Queen with his friend Mary Austin at an after-party in London for 'Dave Clark's Time - The Musical', 9th April 1986. Behind them is Queen's manager Jim Beach, . (Photo by Dave Hogan/Getty Images)
Singer Freddie Mercury (1946 - 1991) of British rock band Queen with his friend Mary Austin at an after-party in London for 'Dave Clark's Time - The Musical', 9th April 1986. Behind them is Queen's manager Jim Beach, . (Photo by Dave Hogan/Getty Images)

La vendedora de una tienda de indumentaria fue una de las personas que ha protegido y preservado el legado de Freddie, y es la administradora de su patrimonio y de sus derechos de autor. Respecto de su vida personal, la mujer ha sido muy discreta a través de todos estos años, pero se sabe que contrajo matrimonio con Piers Cameron en 1990 y dio a luz a dos hijos.

Freddie Mercury, with girlfriend Mary Austin, at the Ivor Novello Awards in May 1987 where Queen won the award for Outstanding Contribution to British Music (Photo by Dave Hogan/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)
Freddie Mercury, with girlfriend Mary Austin, at the Ivor Novello Awards in May 1987 where Queen won the award for Outstanding Contribution to British Music (Photo by Dave Hogan/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

Luego de tres años de casados, se divorció del empresario inglés y continuó su vida en solitario. En la actualidad, Austin se mantiene ocupada en algunas actividades empresariales y, por supuesto, en administrar la herencia que le dejó su gran amor, amigo y confidente.

LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM - CIRCA 1988: Freddie Mercury with girlfriend Mary Austin on circa 1988 in London, England. (Photo by Tom Wargacki/WireImage)
LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM - CIRCA 1988: Freddie Mercury with girlfriend Mary Austin on circa 1988 in London, England. (Photo by Tom Wargacki/WireImage)
Freddie Mercury and Mary Austin, in London, 31st January 1986. Mary Austin is a long time friend, and ex partner of Freddie Mercury. Picture taken 31st January 1986. (Photo by Tiny Bennett/Mirrorpix/Getty Images)
Freddie Mercury and Mary Austin, in London, 31st January 1986. Mary Austin is a long time friend, and ex partner of Freddie Mercury. Picture taken 31st January 1986. (Photo by Tiny Bennett/Mirrorpix/Getty Images)
UNITED KINGDOM - NOVEMBER 05:  Queens Brian May With Freddie Mercury's Partner Mary Austin, Sir Elton John And His Lontime Songwriting Partner Bernie Taupin Were Both Honoured By The Bpi At The Music Industry Trust Dinner In Aid Of The Nordoff Robbins Music Therapy Charity, At The Grovesnor House Hotel, London  (Photo by Dave Benett/Getty Images)
UNITED KINGDOM - NOVEMBER 05: Queens Brian May With Freddie Mercury's Partner Mary Austin, Sir Elton John And His Lontime Songwriting Partner Bernie Taupin Were Both Honoured By The Bpi At The Music Industry Trust Dinner In Aid Of The Nordoff Robbins Music Therapy Charity, At The Grovesnor House Hotel, London (Photo by Dave Benett/Getty Images)

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