Amy Winehouse’s father, Mitch, made another trip to the late singer’s Camden, England, apartment this week, where fans have kept vigil since the news broke on Saturday that the “Rehab” singer had passed away at age 27.
After greeting those supporters on Monday and thanking them for their kind words and offerings to his troubled daughter’s memory, Mitch , along with Amy’s mother, Janis, brother Alex and boyfriend Reg Traviss, came by on Thursday to remove some of the singer’s private effects from her apartment.
Mitch surprised some of those gathered outside by handing out a few of Amy’s clothes and accessories, including several tank tops, sunglasses and other trinkets, according to The Sun. “There are Amy’s T-shirts. This is what she would have wanted — for her fans to have her clothes,” he told the stunned fans, as he walked away with a pair of Winehouse’s signature ballet shoes in his back pocket. “God bless Amy Winehouse,” he said before hopping into a taxi.
The family also carted off some other possessions, including Amy’s guitars and her lyric books.
Some of Winehouse’s pals and family got together to celebrate her life at her favorite jazz club on Thursday night. Her divorced parents were joined by Traviss and friends that included Kelly Osbourne and Eliza Doolittle at the Jazz After Dark club in London’s Soho district. Also on hand was producer Mark Ronson, who paid tribute to his muse during a concert the night before, when he performed a selection of Amy’s songs.