In a bizarre interview with GQ, singer-songwriter Ed Sheeran clarified that he owns a personal grave in his Suffolk estate, insisting, “It’s not a crypt.”
Ed Sheeran has a grave ready for himself in the back garden of his £4 million estate in Suffolk.
In a recent chat with GQ, Sheeran, whose 16-acre estate near Framlingham is colloquially termed ‘Sheeranville’, was asked about the speculation surrounding a ‘crypt’ on his property. The estate boasts several idiosyncratic features, such as its own pub, a luxury treehouse, and a heart-shaped pond.
Sheeran responded, “I wouldn’t say it’s a crypt.” He elaborated that a chapel has been erected on the estate, a space he utilises for friends’ weddings and as a place to mourn. The ‘Shape Of You’ singer has spoken openly about the emotional toll following the deaths of close friends, including DJ Jamal Edwards and Australian cricketer Shane Warne.
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As for the grave, Sheeran said, “It’s a hole that’s dug in the ground with a bit of stone over it, so whenever the day comes and I pass away, I get to go in there.” He added, “People think it’s really weird and really morbid, but I’ve had friends die without wills, and no one knows what to do.”
The singer also recently released his latest album, Autumn Variations, and a live version performed in the homes of fans who were surprised by impromptu performances. “Thank you to all the fans who let us in with zero notice!” he expressed on social media.
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