Amy Winehouse’s family and friends got together on Sunday to bid a final farewell to the late singer, just days after what would have been Amy’s 29th birthday.
Mitch Winehouse paid tribute to his daughter’s “short but dynamic” life in a Jewish ceremony where they unveiled her headstone.
The black gravestone had pink writing and a songbird that reportedly also pays tribute to Amy’s beloved grandmother, Cynthia.
A crowd of around 70 mourners gathered in Edgware, North London as Winehouse’s ashes were buried next to the memorial.
Mitch tweeted about the service, writing, “Today we consecrated the memorial stone for Amy and my mother. It was an emotional and joyous day.”
Mitch also recently announced that they had given £232,000 to various charities that help young people, including New Horizon Youth Center, Fitzrovia Youth In Action, the MS Society, The Pilion Trust Crash Pad Shelter, London Irish Centre, Little Havens Hospice and Chestnut Tree House Hospice and Hopes & Dreams.
The Foundation has also established a full scholarship in her name at Sylvia Young Theatre School, where Amy attended as a teenager.
The Winehouse family posted on the Foundation’s site:
“Whilst we have, in the last twelve months, been able to establish our Foundation in memory of her, and make huge strides and changes in the lives of people we have been able to support, we would of course have wished that none of this would have happened, and that we’d today be celebrating this day by calling her up, having a chat, going round and seeing, having a cup of tea made by, and, in all probability, having a bit of an argument with Amy. Make no mistake, though, that she continues to be our first thought when waking up, and our last when laying our heads down for sleep.”
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