Grieving fans of singer Amy Winehouse who passed away on Saturday were rewarded for their loyalty to the star. The fans, many of whom held a vigil outside Amy’s $4 million flat for 6 days straight, watched yesterday as her parents, Mitch and Janis and her brother Alex, entered Amy’s flat to begin clearing out her possessions.
But instead of putting everything up on eBay, the fans were stunned when Amy’s dad emerged from the flat with an armful of clothes – and began giving the items away.
“These are Amy’s T-shirts. This is what she would have wanted – for her fans to have her clothes,” said Mitch as he distributed the clothing to Amy’s surprised fans.
According to The Sun, Londoner Brigitte Pividal, 52, was left clutching one of the Back To Black singer’s red vests. She said: “I will cherish this for the rest of my life.”
Another fan was given one of Amy’s favorite white tank tops which she wore over her own clothing.
Something that Amy’s dad not give away were her treasured pair of ballerina slippers (above right), which he tucked into his back pocket for safe keeping.
Even in death Amy was able to touch her fans in the most intimate way, via her father, through the precious joy of giving.