Banksy graffiti rival King Robbo dies after three-year coma

The banksy mural in Jeffrey's Street defaced by Team Robbo in 2011. Picture: Polly Hancock

The banksy mural in Jeffrey's Street defaced by Team Robbo in 2011. Picture: Polly Hancock - Credit: Archant

An underground artist who became embroiled in a graffiti turf war with stencil artist Banksy in Camden has died having been in a coma since 2011.

The banksy mural in Jeffrey's Street defaced by Team Robbo in 2011. Picture: Polly Hancock

The banksy mural in Jeffrey's Street defaced by Team Robbo in 2011. Picture: Polly Hancock - Credit: Archant

King Robbo, whose graffiti work on a wall beside Regent’s Canal was defaced by Banksy in 2009 leading to a series of tit-for-tat overpaintings, passed away yesterday, according to his website.

He had been in an induced coma since April 2011 after suffering a head injury.

In September 2011, King Robbo’s graffiti crew Team Robbo defaced a Banksy mural of a child blowing bubbles on the corner of Jeffrey’s Street and Camden Road, in Camden Town.

A statement on the Team Robbo website yesterday read: “It’s with very great sadness that we have to announce that King Robbo passed away on 31 July 2014, due to health complications.


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“Peace and respect to Robbo’s close family and friends.. the Crew of Team Robbo and WRH and all his many fans and supporters around the world…

“Team Robbo – “All the way” – Robbo changed the art world…forever!”

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