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The life of Kirsty MacColl in Ealing remembered with green plaque on her former home

The life of singer songwriter Kirsty MacColl and her connection to Ealing has been recognised with a green plaque unveiled at her former home by the singer’s son.

The Ealing Civic Society green plaque was unveiled by Kirsty’s son Louis Lillywhite at the house where she lived and recorded for the last 15 years of her life from 1985 to 2000. Kirsty, who was 41, was killed when a powerboat hit her in the sea while on holiday in Mexico on 18 December 2000.

The house, at 48 Mount Park Road W5 and now owned by Darren and Sharon Size, had a recording studio and was where Kirsty recorded her last album.

Among the songs Kirsty was well known for include There’s a Guy Works Down the Chip Shop Swears He’s Elvis and her collaboration with The Pogues –  Fairytale of New York.

Among those attending the unveiling of the green plaque were friends, neighbours and members of the Ealing Civic Society.

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