Live in Heath Ledger, Amy Winehouse's Former Homes
It's natural to get a little fanatical about your favorite celebrity. But would you ever live in their home after they've died?
For Amy Winehouse fans (of the moneyed variety), this is an actual possibility. The home of late singer has just hit the market, 10 months after she had her fatal drug overdose there. Located in Camden Square in northwest London (pictured above), the three-bedroom apartment is listed at 2.7 million pounds, or $4.2 million.
Though Winehouse reportedly loved the home, the late singer's family have said that, with great regret, they didn't feel "it was appropriate that they should live in it."
Similarly, an apartment in the same building that actor Heath Ledger occupied when he died in 2008, has just hit the market for $25.5 million. The stunning New York City penthouse sits right above the loft where "The Dark Knight" star was famously found dead from an accidental prescription drug overdose. (Up until very recently, Ledger's former Hollywood Hills "Tree House" home -- see gallery below -- was also on the market.)
These two properties join a slew of other "deceased celebrity" properties on the market, including Beatle George Harrison's castle-like mansion in Montagnola, Switzerland, and Michael Jackson's residence in Holmby Hills, Calif.
Apparently, one of the oldest tricks in the book in marketing a propery is "a dead celebrity slept here." In fact, Realtors are happy to jump on that bandwagon whenever they can, as often the celebrity pedigree is the only thing that distinguishes one Midcentury Modern from the next. And in a less-than-favorable housing market, name-dropping serves as an "effective way" to drum up interest in a home.
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