Tue, 20 Nov 2012 13:30:00 GMT | By IANS

Amy Winehouse's home to be auctioned

Singer Amy Winehouse’s sprawling London house, where she was found dead in July 2011, is up for auction.

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London: Late singer Amy Winehouse's home will put up for auction since her family has been unable to find a buyer for it.

Winehouse's family initially put the Camden Square townhouse on the market for a price of 2.7 million pounds, but has failed to secure a buyer.

As a result, it will be auctioned by McHugh & Co at the Bafta headquarters in Piccadilly on December 3, with a guide price of 1.8 million pounds, Digital Spy reported.

A source close to the family said that Winehouse's family had faced numerous enquiries from "time-wasters".

"Because of the nature of the house there were quite a few offers from people who weren't in a position to buy. There were lots of nosey time-wasters and no progress was being made, so they felt an auction would be the simplest way of selling the house. The auction will vet bidders and only allow people in who are in a position to buy," the source said.

A previous plan to use the house as a headquarters for The Amy Winehouse Foundation fell through because of attention from fans and well-wishers.

The brochure for the auction reportedly does not make mention of the history of the property.

The singer was found dead at the property on July 23 last year after consuming an excessive amount of alcohol. She was 27.

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