Amy Winehouse died over six years ago when she was just 27, but according to the late singer’s father, she’s still very much around. In fact, Mitch Winehouse is convinced that his daughter’s ghost is hanging about at his home in Kent, UK.
In an interview with The Sun, Mitch claims that Amy’s ghost comes to visit him frequently, telling the publication that “there are lots of strange happenings”.
She does come back – not physically, but spiritually – all the time. Her spirit comes and sits on the end of my bed. 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.
Mitch also says that his daughter visits him in the form of a bird that looks like the one she had tattooed on her arm.
The week after she died I was at my sister’s house and we heard this thud and a blackbird that looked identical to Amy’s tattoo flew into the glass… it came and sat in the middle of us and sang. I do now see blackbirds all the time. And you think, ‘Oh, it’s only a bird,’ but it’s her, I’m sure of it.
The singer’s dad says of his daughter’s presence: “I could not begin to tell you how much she is around…there are so many things that happen to me that I cannot explain.”
It’s understandable that he would feel a strong connection to Amy, as the pair had a close relationship prior to her death from alcohol intoxication in July 2011.
After his daughter passed away, Mitch formed the Amy Winehouse Foundation, aimed at helping young people struggling with drug and alcohol addiction.