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Amy Winehouse fans mark anniversary of her death outside singer’s former home

Two fans travelled from America to celebrate the Camden singer's life

24 July, 2018 — By Emily Finch

Amy’s fans from left to right: Sarah Bean, Tom Shouse, Deanna Bierman, Katie Robinson, Matt Brunec 

A SMALL group of Amy Winehouse fans celebrated the singer’s life as they gathered outside her former home in Camden Town yesterday (Monday), marking the 7th anniversary of the singer’s death.

Two of the group had travelled from Louisville, Kentucky, to pay their respects to the Back To Black star, who died from alcohol poisoning aged 27. The group listened to music and drank beer outside the Camden Square home where she was found dead in 2011.

Tom Shouse, from the United States, said: “I’ve been a fan of Amy’s since 2006 and the group gathered here have all met on Facebook. We get together to talk and some of us have become lifelong friends. After here, we’re going to the Hawley Arms or the Good Mixer.”

Mr Shouse persuaded his neighbour Sarah Bean to come with him.

“She once liked rock but I turned her to jazz and she now loves Amy too,” he said.

The Hawley Arms and the Good Mixer were two of Ms Winehouse’s favourite pubs in Camden Town.

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