The London home where singer Amy Winehouse died has today sold at auction for nearly £1million less than the original asking price.

The late singer’s period property was originally put on the market for £2.8 million but Amy’s father Mitch decided to reduce the asking price and sell it at auction after being inundated with viewing requests by fans. And the north London house, which has become an unofficial shrine to the singer, was today sold for just £1.9million. The house, which overlooks London’s Camden Square, has become a much visited spot after the musician died from alcohol poisoning at the age of 27 last July. She was five times the drink drive limit.  After her death fans held vigils outside the the home to pay tribute to the star.

The property was bought by a couple in their 40s at auctioneers McHugh & Co at BAFTA members club in Piccadilly, central London. The new owners, who were dressed casually in jeans and jumpers, declined to comment afterwards with the man saying: ‘I’d rather not discuss it.’ Amy Winehouse’s father Mitch told of his sorrow at selling the house where the wayward star died, saying: ‘We are very sorry to see it go.’                                                       –DM