Freddie Mercury’s mother dies at 94
Freddie Mercury’s mother, Jer Bulsara, passed away at the age of 94. Her death comes just about 25 years after the passing of her son, who died on Nov. 24, 1991.
It was guitarrist Brian May to give the news on his website, with Kashmira Cooke (Mercury’s sister) to confirm in a statement to the press, saying that she died in her sleep on November 13th.
“Jer was a warm and devoted Mum to Freddie, and, like Freddie, always had a strong twinkle in the eye.” wrote Brian May on his website, adding “Although she was also devoted to her husband Bomi, and lived in the Zoroastrian faith as a good Parsee, she had an independent spirit and a strong sense of humour.”
As regards the other Queen members, drummer Roger Taylor commented “Freddie adored his strong mum. RIP Jer”.
Bulsara and his son had a close relationship until his untimely death aged 45 from complications arising from AIDs. Speaking of her relationship with him, she once told The Telegraph: “I often told him I didn’t like his clothes and dresses, and tried to get him to cut his hair, but he would explain it was something you have to do when you are in the pop world and gradually I learnt to accept it. Whatever he did or wore I always saw in him the same child I knew, he would tell us lots of jokes and I could always connect with him.”
Jer Bulsara will have a private Zoroastrian funeral ceremony.