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Blue Plaque to honour Freddie Mercury at Feltham home

English Heritage have confirmed a London Blue Plaque will be erected in Feltham - the home of late Queen star Freddie Mercury

Late Queen frontman, Freddie Mercury, is due to be honoured with a Blue Plaque in his hometown of Feltham.

The prestigious English Heritage sign, which shows buildings where famous people lived or worked, is likely to be placed near his home on Gladstone Avenue where he spent his adult life in the 1960s.

The people of Feltham are likely to be pleased with this latest news after a glittering large memorial stone, which was placed in tribute to the star after he died in 2009, fell into significant disrepair and was quietly replaced by a smaller one almost four years ago.

Freddie Mercury honoured with Blue Plaque at his childhood home 

A memorial stone to Freddie Mercury in Feltham High Street

English Hertiage has confirmed an application for the London Blue Plaque has been approved and the sign will be placed as a tribute to the rock star outside his west London home.

Freddie died at the age of 45 in 1991.

A spokesman for English Heritage said: "I can confirm that the English Heritage Blue Plaque Panel has approved an application for a blue plaque to Freddie Mercury and we are now working on getting all the required consents in place."

Other people honoured under the Blue Plaque scheme in west London include Oscar Wilde, at his home in Chelsea; John Alcindor, known as the Black Doctor of Paddington for his World War One heroics; and, more recently, a plaque was unveiled by GPs at the Notting Hill surgery of doctor and celebrated author A.J. Cronin.

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