Fans have launched a fundraising campaign to buy the house where JOY DIVISION frontman Ian Curtis took his own life 35 years ago.

The property in MACclesfield, England has been put up for sale for $184,000 (£115,000), and an online drive has been launched to raise enough money to purchase the house and turn it into a museum.

A message posted on the page reads, "Recently (Ian Curtis') final home and the place where he spent his final moments has gone up for sale in MACclesfield and rather than it be taken by developers or sold for development, we feel a place with such cultural significance with such an important man attached deserves to be made into a museum...

"By donating you would help keep Joy Division and Ian Curtis alive through further generations and help provide somewhere for their millions of fans to meet and discover more."

The campaign aims to raise $240,000 (£150,000) to buy the house and fund renovation work. It had brought in $1,014 (£634) as Wenn went to press.

Curtis was just 23 years old when he committed suicide at the house on 18 May, 1980, just days before the band was due to kick off a U.S. tour. The property was used as a filming location in 2007 biopic Control, which starred actor Sam Riley as Curtis.