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Amy Winehouse's Camden home up for auction at £1.8m

Amy Winehouse home
Image caption The London home where singer Amy Winehouse lived and died was put up for sale for £2.7m, but will now be auctioned

Singer Amy Winehouse's north London home will go under the hammer after it failed to sell, auctioneer McHugh & Co said.

Her semi-detached home in Camden Square was put up for sale in May by her family for £2.7m, but will now be offered with a guide price of £1.8m.

To be sold through the headquarters of Bafta in Piccadilly, the three-bedroom house will be auctioned on 3 December.

The body of the 27-year-old musician was found at the house on 23 July 2011.

A coroner recorded a verdict of misadventure after the death of the singer, whose body had an alcohol content at more than five times the drink-drive limit.

Her fans turned a square, which the house overlooks, into a shrine in the days following her death as thousands paid tribute to the Back to Black singer.

The auction catalogue does not mention that the house belonged to the singer.

It is understood that while the singer's property was on the market a few people came forward to view it and at least two parties put in offers but the deals fell through as they did not have the means.

The family decided on putting the house up for auction as it was a simple way to ensure that those who come to bid would have the required money.

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