Mary said: “During those times I did really feel such love for him. They were the moments I remembered every time I looked at his bed. I would sit every day next to the bed for six hours, whether he was awake or not.
“He would suddenly wake up and smile and say, ‘Oh, it’s you, old faithful.'”
After she inherited the lavish home, Mary said it took her many years before she was even able to go into Freddie’s bedroom and look at that bed.
She added: “I’d rather it happened the other way round. I should have gone first – I’d rather he miss me than I miss him.”
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