‘Queen’s Ex-Bassist John Deacon Is Still Alive And Lives A Very Isolated Life With His Wife Of 44 Years

Date November 26, 2019

After the incredible success of the film Bohemian Rhapsody, people have started talking about Queen again. The band still continues to perform but without its 2 key members: Freddie Mercury and John Deacon.

Everyone expected John Deacon’s 2018 appearance when the film was named a hit and received plenty of Oscar nominations but he didn’t appear in public to support its release.

Other band members, Brian May and Roger Taylor, claim they haven’t seen the legendary bassist for over 10 years. What is John Deacon doing now and what happened to him?

John Deacon in 2019

John Deacon has long been called as the Queen’s “lost” member. After Freddie Mercury’s passing, he completely vanished from the public eye. His net worth is estimated at over $135 million but what is he doing with his life now?

Deacon lives a very private life in South London with his wife, former trainee teacher Veronica Tetzlaff. He has been reclusive and quiet for over 30 years and has no wish to speak to his former bandmates.

Guitarist Brian May says:

It's his choice. He doesn't contact us. John was quite delicate all along.

When someone tries to contact him, Deacon’s wife says that the bassist ‘doesn’t live here’ or she has no clue where he is. Even John’s neighbors claim that they barely see the man out and about.

But why he turned into a recluse? May thinks Deacon had a breakdown many years ago while drummer Taylor brands him a ‘sociopath.’

Interestingly, one of Queen’s best singles You Are My Best Friend was written by John about Veronica. He didn’t write that many songs but when he did, they became the biggest hits. It seems that Deacon has been a dark horse all along. At least, he seems to be happy living his reclusive life with his wife and that what matters the most.