Fans who have kept vigil outside of the north London home of the recently deceased singer Amy Winehouse have received some gifts from her family they will never forget; her clothes.
Mitch Winehouse, Amy’s father, made a trip to her apartment with her mother Janis and on and off boyfriend Reg Traviss Thursday. The star’s father removed some of her possessions and surprised the mourning fans by giving out some of his daughter’s clothes and accessories, according to The Sun.
“These are Amy’s T-Shirts. This is what she would have wanted-for her fans to have her clothes,” said Mitch Winehouse to the stunned crowd outside Amy’s home.
The fans received several of Amy’s tank tops, sunglasses and other trinkets.
“It feels amazing to have been given this. She was like an idol to me,” said Marcella Wright, a 17-year-old fan from Ireland who received a white top vest, to Aceshowbiz.
Brigitte Pividal, a 52-year-old supporter of Winehouse, left with a red top. “I have been coming here every day since she died and did not expect this. I will cherish it all my life,” she said.
The family departed from the home taking a few of the late singer’s possessions with them including her signature ballet shoes, lyric books and guitars.
Upon his departure, Mitch Winehouse said, “Please keep listening to her music. God bless Amy Winehouse,” to the fans and hopped into a taxi.
Amy Winehouse was found dead on July 23, and the cause of her death is still unknown.
Her father has claimed that Winehouse quit drinking cold turkey. A family friend told The Sun that “Abstinence gave her body such a fright; they thought it was eventually the cause of her death.”
The true cause will not be found until results from further toxicology tests are released.