In the latest release of One Piece 1085 by Eiichiro Oda, the mystery behind the death of Queen Lily, also known as Nefertari Lily, has finally been revealed. Oda provides clues in this manga that suggest the death of Queen Lily is connected to the powerful entity called Im Sama.
Queen Lily was one of the founders of the World Government during the Void Century, 800 years ago. She was also the first Queen of Alabasta but refused to become a Tenryuubito and instead stayed to govern her kingdom. However, she suddenly disappeared after making this decision, and according to King Cobra, she never returned to Alabasta.
It is believed that Queen Lily was the first user of the Ope Ope no Mi Devil Fruit, even before Law. The World Government took advantage of the situation and threatened to destroy her beloved people unless she used the ultimate power of the Devil Fruit, the ability to grant eternal life through the Eternal Youth Surgery, on Im Sama.
The Eternal Youth Surgery demands a great sacrifice, and the user must give their own life in the process. Hence, Queen Lily was forced into the surgery and lost her life in the hands of Im Sama. This event allowed Im Sama to live for over 800 years and become the oldest living person.
In conclusion, Eiichiro Oda has finally shed some light on the mystery behind Queen Lily’s death in One Piece 1085. She refused to be a part of the corrupt World Government and was faced with a terrible consequence. Her legacy, however, lives on, and she will always be remembered as the first Queen of Alabasta who loved her people and stood for what was right.