The question is: Does Mitch Winehouse have to justify selling Amy’s home in Camden Square to anyone outside their immediate family?
Probably not… although fans of Amy Winehouse are saddened by the news that Amy’s family have decided to sell Amy’s Camden Square home.
Amy Winehouse’s father has defended his decision to sell the Camden house where Amy tragically died last summer, insisting the costs of keeping the property are too much.
There had initially been suggestions that the villa in Camden Square could be turned into the headquarters for the Amy Winehouse Foundation, a charity set up to support causes close to the singer’s heart.
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Mitch Winehouse Hits Back At Critics of House Sale
Mitch Winehouse has defended his decision to sell the London house where the tragic singer died last summer (2011), insisting the costs of keeping the property are too much.
The Rehab hit-maker was found dead at her Camden home on 23 July (2011) and on Thursday (31 May 2012), her dad Mitch and mother Janis announced they had put the three bedroom house on the market for $4.3 million (£2.7 million).
Mitch Winehouse took to Twitter.com to open up about his sadness at having to offload the property, writing, “It is with regret that we have to sell Amy’s house in Camden Square.”
“It is empty and costing a fortune to secure it. Amy and I both worked on the house and she loved it so much. I hope a lovely family buys it as it is so full of love.”
But the news did not sit well with some fans of the late soul sensation and they hit out at Mitch online, accusing him of trying to cash in on the home.
However, the cab driver-turned-jazz singer claims the family can no longer afford the $40,000 (£25,000) it costs per month to maintain the pad.
Responding to the fan criticism, Mitch tweets, “Some of you are being stupid. It costs £25,000 per month to keep house and security. That’s all I have to say on this matter.”
Mitch Winehouse has said he decided to put his late daughter’s home up for sale “with regret.”
Mitch was also quoted as saying: “It is empty and costing a fortune to secure it. Amy and I both worked on the house and she loved it so much. I hope a lovely family buys it as it is so full of love.”