Hundreds of fans pay respect to Amy a year after her death
PUBLISHED: 10:21 27 July 2012
»Camden Square looked like the scene of a music festival as hundreds of Amy Winehouse fans turned up to pay tribute to the singer on the first anniversary of her death on Monday.
Brits, American and Europeans reminisced and left flowers and tributes outside the singer’s former home in Camden Town, where she died of alcohol poisoning.
Also there to pay respects were musician Mark Ronson, a close friend of Ms Winehouse and producer of much of her album Back To Black. Former EastEnders star Barbara Windsor was another celebrity visitor.
The 27-year-old singer was known as one of the foremost voices of her generation and was the first British female to win five Grammy awards.
Her parents Janis and Mitch held a private memorial service inside the house, which was recently put on the market for £2.7 million.
Amy’s parents and her 15-year-old god-daughter Dionne Bromfield later emerged to speak to fans.
Mr Winehouse was clutching a copy of his recent biography entitled Amy, My Daughter, while a clearly emotional Dionne read out a letter to her god-mother.
The family left shortly before 9pm but as Mr Winehouse climbed into a taxi, he was heckled by two fans who said he should have provided music for those outside.
The family went onto Jazz After Dark, a restaurant and bar in Soho, where they held a private function.
In a statement, her parents said: “It is hard to believe that Amy would have been 28 years old.
“Whilst the world remembers a gifted artist who was taken from us all at a ridiculously young age, we will be thinking of a person who gave so much, and in turn was given so much, by a family still struggling to come to terms with the fact that, where there should be four, there are only three.
“We thank you all for the wonderful encouragement, sympathy and messages of support we have received in the last 12 months.”