FANS of legendary post-punk band The Fall have reacted with sadness after seeing frontman Mark E Smith's Prestwich house up for sale.

Smith, who famously led The Fall from their formation in Prestwich in 1976 until his death in 2018, lived in the modest semi-detached property on Winchester Avenue for many years before he sadly passed away aged 60.

Pictures of the dilapidated property, which appears to still contain many personal items, began circulating on social media, with many calling for the house to feature some kind of tribute to Smith and The Fall who are often cited as one of alternative music's most influential bands.

A posting on property website Right Move said: "Clive Anthony are pleased to offer for sale this three bedroom semi detached property being situated on the popular Winchester Avenue in Prestwich.

"This property offers scope to improve and add value and is in need of modernisation throughout, giving the successful buyer the option of putting their own stamp on the property.

"This home briefly comprises; entrance hall, spacious lounge/dining room, kitchen, three bedrooms and a bathroom. There are front and rear gardens as well as a front driveway. It is well situated for local shops, schools, public transport links and with easy access into Prestwich Village and onto the motorway networks. An early viewing is strongly advised and the property is offered with no onward chain."

The house is on the market for around £200,000.

Tweeting a link to the property, DJ and writer, Dave Haslam, wrote: "Really heartbreaking this, Mark E Smith's old house is for sale. Still many possessions there. Oh, Mark. So missed. What can be done?"

Music journalist, John Doran, tweeted: "It's absolutely mad that there are piles of MES's books in this house and they'll all probably just end up in a skip."

Smith formed The Fall after attending the June 1976 Sex Pistols gig in Manchester and was its leader until his death. During their 42-year existence, the Fall's line-up included some 60 musicians with whom Smith released 32 studio albums and numerous singles and EPs.

Famous fans of the band included the late DJ John Peel, who championed them from early on in their career and described them as his favourite band, famously explaining, "they are always different; they are always the same."