Amy Winehouse's Father Claims He Sees His Daughter's Ghost


Amy Winehouse's Father Claims He Sees His Daughter's Ghost

It's been six years since singer Amy Winehouse passed away, but her legacy continues to live on. The "Rehab" singer was only 27 when she died from alcohol poisoning, and her demise took a huge toll on her fans and family, especially her father, Mitch.

The pair did not have the best relationship when Amy was still alive, according to a posthumous documentary Amy. Mitch was allegedly exploitative of his daughter's fame, but a source close to the family said that "he loved her, but in his own way."

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Mitch, a former cab driver, denied all claims of money-grubbing, and has been actively working to honor Amy's memory. He wrote a book about his relationship with his late daughter and has been advocate against drug and alcohol abuse.

He even started a charity, the Amy Winehouse Foundation, which "works to prevent the effects of drug and alcohol misuse on young people" as well as "to support, inform and inspire vulnerable and disadvantaged young people to help them reach their full potential."

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Mitch has also been very vocal about how he and his family have been handling Amy's death, and recently told People that she is always on their mind.

"We think about her every day," Mitch admitted. "In fact, we think about her every minute of the day."

Now, a few months after the interview, Mitch is once again opening up about his late daughter, claiming that he has seen her more than once since she died.

In a recent interview with The Sun, Mitch claims that Amy's ghost visits him regularly at his home in Kent, England.

"After three years I was thinking maybe that one day she will come back in some shape or form, and she does come back "” not physically, but spiritually "” all the time," he explains.

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Mitch tells the news site that Amy comes to visit more frequently around her birthday which was on September 14.

"Her spirit comes and sits on the end of my bed," he continued. "She just sits there and it looks just like her with her beautiful face and she looks at me. I say to her, "˜Are you all right?' because I get ­nervous with her being there. But it is comforting in a way to know she is here and around me."

In addition to the apparitions, Mitch also says that the "Back to Black" singer also pays him visits in the form of a blackbird, like the one that she had tattooed on her arm. He says he "cannot explain it," but the bird landed on his foot the week after Amy died, and he has been since been seeing it wherever he goes.


This isn't the first time that Mitch has publicly spoken about getting visits from Amy. In 2011, he told CNN's Anderson Cooper that Amy was present at her own funeral in the form of a butterfly.

"When I did the eulogy at her funeral. As I got up to speak, a black butterfly came in," Mitch told Cooper. "I had my head down "˜cause I was reading, and I could hear people muttering and I thought the paparazzi had got in."

"It (the butterfly) landed on Kelly Osbourne's shoulder, then flew around me," he said before adding, "Have you ever heard anything like that in your life? It's incredible. Has anybody ever seen that?"

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