Freddie Mercury's partner Jim said the Queen star left his Kensington mansion to him in the will and not to ex-girlfriend Mary Austin.

The first week of the year marks both the birthday (January 4) and the day he died

the man who loved and then lived with Freddie Mercury for the final six years of his life.

was working as an apprentice hairdresser at The Savoy when they met in March 1985 at Heaven nightclub.

He flatly turned the Queen legend down at the time but changed his mind when they bumped into each other

He eventually moved in with the singer and masqueraded as Freddie's 'gardener'