The parents of Amy Winehouse reunite to commemorate her while being honored on Camden’s Music Walk of Fame
She died tragically at the age of only 27 in 2011.
And Amy Winehouse’s parents – who divorced in 1993 – reunited to commemorate her life on Wednesday when she was honored with a posthumous tribute to Camden’s Music Walk of Fame in London.
Her father Mitchell ‘Mitch’ Winehouse cried while attending the ceremony alongside his ex-wife and Amy’s mother Janis Winehouse (née) Seaton.
Reunited: Amy Winehouse’s parents were reunited on Wednesday because she was honored with a posthumous tribute to Camden’s Music Walk of Fame (pictured left: aunt Rene Selner)
Her father was accompanied by his second wife Jane (whom he married in 1996), while her mother was accompanied by her second husband Richard Collins (whom she married in 2011).
Amy’s aunt Rene Selner was also present at the ceremony, as was rapper Big Narstie.
After giving a sincere speech, Mitch was overwhelmed by emotion and broke when the record that recognized her contribution to music was revealed.
Amy was strongly associated with Camden Town, North London, where she lived until her death in 2011 after a public struggle with addiction.
Tragic: the deceased singer tragically died of alcohol poisoning on July 23, 2011, only 27 years old
Reunited: Her father Mitchell ‘Mitch’ Winehouse attended the ceremony alongside his ex-wife and Amy’s mother Janis Winehouse (née) Seaton
Emotional: Proud dad Mitch was overwhelmed by emotion and broke when the record that recognized her contribution to music was revealed
Icon: Amy Winehouse became only the third act mentioned on Camden’s Music Walk of Fame and joined the legendary bands The Who and Madness
The Hawley Arms was the local pub where Amy often drank her favorite drink, “Rickstasy,” (three parts vodka, one part banana liqueur, one part Southern Comfort and one part Baileys).
Another location Camden, The Dublin Castle, became a place where they often swapped the stage for the bar and could be found to pull pints and chat with regulars.
The Roundhouse on Chalk Farm Road was where Amy played her last British performance ever, on July 20, when she competed live with the talented god-daughter Dionne Bromfield.
On September 14, 2014 (on what would be her 31st birthday) a 5ft 3in statue of Amy was unveiled in Camden’s Stable Market, a short walk from the mansion where the singer died.
Meeting: her father was accompanied by his second wife Jane (whom he married in 1996), with her mother accompanied by her second husband Richard Collins (whom she married in 2011)
Proud parents: Mitch gave a sincere speech during the introduction ceremony, alongside Janis
Camden girl: Amy was strongly associated with Camden Town, North London, where she lived until her death in 2011 after a public struggle with addiction
Her father Mitch, who had approved the sculptor, said that “Amy was in love with Camden and it is the place where her fans from all over the world associate her with.”
Her mother Janis added at the time: “I am happy with how the statue turned out, because you can see that it is Amy … Camden is Amy’s place, it is where she belongs.”
Amy Winehouse became only the third act mentioned on Camden’s Music Walk of Fame. She joined The Who, who was honored with the special prize when it was launched in November 2019, and Madness, who received their album on Monday.
In a loving reminder: Mitch leaned forward to take a closer look at the record dedicated to his daughter
Amy became famous for the release of Frank in 2003, when she achieved both critical and commercial success with the debut when her jazz-inspired vocals won fans for her second album Back To Black’s introduction three years later.
In a heartbreaking turn of fate, the dazzling career of the London-born icon was condemned by her demons after falling into the grip of alcohol and drug addiction before she died in 2011, after being found dead in her bed due to alcohol poisoning.
As she climbed further up the fame ladder, she discovered her demons — in liquor, drugs, and also eating disorders, which her brother Alex insists she contributed to her death.
In 2011, a study found a setback after finding that she had 416 mg of alcohol per deciliter in her blood – more than five times the legal limit for drink-driving and enough to make her comatose and suppress her respiratory system .
Although she released only two albums before her death, and one post-humus, Amy is considered a music icon and won several Grammy awards during her short but successful career.
After the tragic death of the singer, her father Mitch Winehouse founded the Amy Winehouse Foundation that works to help young people struggle with drug abuse and homeless people.
It was revealed in 2018 that Amy’s life must be changed a biopic that mapped the rise of the deceased singer before her tragic death at the age of 27.
The father of the Back To Black hit maker Mitch, said that although the family had been approached many times, they now found the time to celebrate Amy’s life.
He said to The Guardian: “We now feel able to celebrate Amy’s extraordinary life and talent.
“And we know through the Amy Winehouse Foundation that the true story of her illness can help so many others who experience similar problems.”
The Winehouse family will serve as executive producers on the film, with proceeds going to the Amy Winehouse Foundation.