Dave Courtney leaves foul-mouthed message on ‘Camelot castle’ rooftop

Ex-gangster Dave Courtney left a foul-mouthed message on the roof of his so-called 'Camelot castle' before he was found dead there last weekend.

The notorious criminal's body was discovered on Sunday (October 22) at the property in Plumstead, southeast London. It is believed the gangland legend took his own life aged 64.

But the crook-turned-filmstar, who claimed to have brushed shoulders with the likes of the Kray Twins and Charles Bronson, left one final message on the roof of his home before his death. The words scrawled on the roof, scratched out in massive letters, read: "What are you f***in lookin' at."

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The message was discovered thanks to newly-released aerial images taken at the home.

Met Police were called to Courtney's address in the early hours of Sunday morning following reports of a man found deceased. A statement released on his social media accounts later confirmed he had sadly lost his life.

"It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of Dave Courtney at the age of 64," the statement read. "Details about funeral arrangements will be provided in due course. His family ask for respect during this period of mourning."

His family then shared a statement on Monday (October 23) mourning the loss of the actor. It read: "[Courtney] had lived an incredible, colourful rock’n’roll life in which he touched the hearts of so many. The physical pain of living the lifestyle he chose, especially due to the pain of both cancer and arthritis in his later years became too much."

According to pal Brandan McGirr, 57, Courtney's final hours saw him crack through a three-course feast before watching the World Cup semi-final, which England lost to South Africa.

A number of sources claim his final words were: "That's typical, I'm going to bed," in response to his country's defeat. Dave also took in the scenes at Chartlon Athletic's 4-0 thumping of football rivals Reading prior to his death.

The gangland legend munched on the "full works" in a hospitality suite at Charlton's Valley Ground in London, posting snaps of himself at the stadium just hours before his body was found. Neighbour Sheila Wellcome, 68, told various news outlets: “I saw Dave at around 8pm last night he seemed in good spirits after going to the Charlton match with his friends. I passed him a cigarette over the wall an hour later and he was laughing and joking, then said he was tired and going to go to bed."

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