When asked if she approved of her son leaving the bulk of his estate to Austin, Mercury’s mother said firmly: “Why not? She was just like family to us and still is.”
Before his death, the Bohemian Rhapsody singer opened up on his friendship with Austin, revealing his plans to leave “everything” to her, should he die first.
In quotes from Freddie Mercury: A Life In His Own Words, a collection of his major interviews and statements, he said: “There have only been two individuals who have given back as much love to me ads I gave to them: Mary, with whom I had a long affair, and our cat, Jerry.
“My bond with Mary seems to grow and grow. If I go first, I’m going to leave everything to her. Nobody else gets a penny, except my cats,” he continued.