Amy Winehouse's £3 million former home is 'plagued by Instagrammers'
Amy Winehouse’s £3 million former home in Camden is ‘plagued by Instagrammers’ – with one describing it as their ‘Graceland’
- Fans of the tragic musician, who died in 2011, continue to visit Camden home
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The owners of Amy Winehouse’s former home are being plagued by Instagrammers – with one even describing the property as their ‘Graceland’.
Pictures of the four-storey Camden pad show how graffiti is constantly removed from the home’s front wall.
A small garden close to the property in north London, became a shrine to the singer after she died, with fans leaving flowers and notes tied to a tree.
But the house where she died, just a few feet away, is also a magnet to visitors from all over the world – and not all of the attention is wanted.
Many are keen to pose outside the property’s front gate, with one woman even getting a friend to take pictures of her scrawling a picture dedicated to the Rehab singer using lipstick.
Fans still flock to the former home of tragic musician Amy Winehouse, who died in 2011 (pictured: a fan poses outside the Camden property)
Other graffiti clearly visible in the picture reads: ‘Love you Amy’ and ‘rest in peace.’
And in other snaps of people posing next to the house, graffiti can be seen scrawled across the property’s front wall.
The woman who used her lipstick to mark the wall posted on Instagram about her visit to Amy’s former abode, saying she had drawn a beehive on the home’s number.
Next to it she also wrote ‘Rest in peace’ with a kiss.
She said: ‘Evening of day 2 and day 3 of our holiday.
‘After Kew we went to Camden to see…the last former home of Amy Winehouse.
‘I managed to dig out a lipstick and add on the beehive to the 0.’
The Rehab singer finally succumbed to her drink demons at the house in Camden, north London, dying there of an alcohol overdose in July 2011.
Despite the property since having multiple owners, those who enjoy the star’s music still visit the last property she lived in (pictured: a fan outside the house’s gates)
Despite a period of sobriety after battling drug and alcohol abuse, the singer succumbed to her addictions, and died at home in 2011, with alcohol poisoning found to be the cause (pictured: a fan takes a snap of the famous home)
She had struggled to fight addiction and had been doing well before her death, but after a period of sobriety went on a final fatal binge.
Paramedics discovered the singer in her home, clothed but surrounded by empty bottles of vodka with her laptop resting on her bed.
An inquest into her death later found she had died of alcohol poisoning and was more than five times the drink drive limit.
A fan is photographed apparently writing on the gate post outside the final home of musician Amy Winehouse
Many of those who go to visit the house are thought to take snaps of the now-famous property, like this fan of the musician
The four-storey home has since become an unofficial shrine to the Back To Black star.
She only bought the house in March 2010 after moving from a smaller home nearby.
It was originally put up for sale for £2.7million by Amy’s family in May 2012, but agents were inundated with requests from fans who wanted to view it.
It eventually sold for £1.98m in December 2012 to City entrepreneur and vineyard owner Richard Balfour-Lynn, the one time owner of the Malmaison hotel chain, and his wife Leslie.
A tree across the road from the house has become an unofficial shrine to the star (pictured: a fan poses next to the tree)
Fans still leave tributes to the musician on the street outside her home (pictures) leaving items like flowers, balloons and images
The famous four-storey Camden property has been blurred out on Google Street View, so people cannot see it on the site
Amy Winehouse, pictured in central London in 2009, bought the Camden property in 2010, moving there from a smaller home nearby. She died in 2011 of alcohol poisoning
But they decided to resell it and it was bought in 2020 for £3.5million by Oxford University educated Ben Tansey, 34, who is an investment analyst and a homelessness campaigner, and his wife Charlotte.
Dozens of other Instagrammers have posed next to the house’s front gate.
One fawned: ‘This is my Graceland’ while another said: ‘Such a surreal/ crazy/ special moment.’
And recently, the address has even been blurred out on Google Street View – which can be requested by residents for security reasons.
The owners of the home were approached for comment but did not reply.
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