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Picture of hairdresser added to Amy Winehouse street art

Michael Dixon died after taking heroin in 2015

08 February, 2017 — By Tom Foot

Michael Dixon with partner Mia Joseph

A MURAL of Amy Winehouse has been adorned with an image of a popular hairdresser from Camden Town.

The image of Michael Dixon was added to long-standing artwork  shortly before Christmas – around one year after his death at home.

He lived in Bayham Street and was a familiar face around Camden Town where he was big in the goth scene. The artist, known as mORGANICo, said he had been contacted by Sandra May, a one-time girlfriend of Mr Dixon, who requested it.

He said: “I think it was a cathartic kind of art therapy project for her to ease the grieving process… the locals loved us putting it up.”

The original work of Ms Winehouse was done by street artist Bambi, although it has been vandalised several times and at one stage was protect by a screen.

Mr Dixon, who was 45 years old when he died, had contacted the New Journal a few weeks before his death, saying he had lost his job at a hairdressers in Camden Town where he had worked for 15 years. His life began to fall apart and he died at home after taking heroin, an inquest later heard.

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