The singer was allegedly addicted to auctions and Elton John has recently recalled seeing Freddie before he died and that he was still buying artwork with just days left of his life.
The whereabouts of his ashes are believed to be known only to Austin, who has said that she will never reveal them.
Eventually, tragically, this took his life in 1991, when Mercury was just 45.
For him it was all about interacting with the audience and knowing how to get them on his side.
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