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Wednesday, June 27, 2012
Amy Winehouse’s father has revealed being confronted by his daughter’s love of boiled sweets has been one of the hardest moments since the singer’s death 11 months ago.
The Back To Black singer was found dead in her Camden home at the age of 27 on July 23 last year.
An inquest later found that the late star, who had kicked her drug habit, was more than five times the drink-drive limit.
Her father Mitch told Grazia magazine he could not go inside his daughter’s home.
“I haven’t been inside for three months. It’s too still,” he said.
“The worst bit was emptying her sweets drawer. She loved boiled sweets, and there was still a drawer full of them.
“She could have entered the Olympics for sweet-eating. It broke my heart.”
Mr Winehouse, 60, said that he felt guilty he could now sleep at night because he no longer had to worry about the songstress.
He said: “Sometimes I text her telling her to come home. But she’s never coming home and I’m going to have to deal with that for the rest of my life.”
The late singer’s father also said he had not been able to scatter his daughter’s ashes but that he had managed to replace the image in his head of her lifeless body with that of her laughing.
The former taxi driver, who has written a book about his daughter’s life with proceeds going to the Amy Winehouse Foundation, said: “I haven’t even been able to scatter Amy’s ashes following her cremation.
“I’ve still got her ashes and my mum Cynthia’s. At some point we’ll do something with them and they’ll be together.”