The Straits Times
Published on Dec 05, 2012

Amy Winehouse's London home sells for $3.9 million


LONDON (REUTERS) - The London home where British singer Amy Winehouse died has sold for 1.98 million pounds (S$3.9 million) at auction, after it failed to attract serious buyers on the real estate market.

The semi-detached Camden Square house where the musician died last year at age 27 had remained empty since it was put up for sale in May for 2.7 million pounds, but continued to draw flocks of fans paying tribute to the Back To Black singer.

Winehouse's family decided early in November to put the house to auction after "the estate agency route didn't work", property auctioneer Chris McHugh told Reuters on Tuesday.

Media reports suggested the family had been overwhelmed with viewing requests from fans, but not real prospective buyers. "We had probably 50 to 100 viewings and we showed people around at all times of the day and night," Mr McHugh said.