The family of the famous singer, who died in 2011, has been approved for auction. On the 10th anniversary of his death, some of Winehouse’s stage costumes and accessories will be auctioned off.
Amy Winehouse, who died of alcohol poisoning on July 23, 2011, inspired many not only with her voice but also in her style. The Winehouse family, who had been offered the clothes several times after his death to be displayed or auctioned off, had so far kept his belongings on lockdown in the pain of losing their daughter.
The singer’s father, Mitch Winehouse, told The Mirror that it was very difficult for the family to see Amy’s clothes in hiding, adding that “Amy’s belongings were under enormous lockdown and while we kept the most valuable, personal belongings for ourselves, we finally decided that auction sales would help those in need.”
INCOME TO AMY WINEHOUSE FOUNDATION
Amy Winehouse’s items will be auctioned by Beverly Hills-based Julien’s in November. The company said on its website that the auction will include some of the most iconic outfits, shoes and accessories the singer uses to perform, take photos and perform.
Mitch Winehouse told The Mirror: “I’m not going to let you get out of here. He said, “It seems like a good way to raise funds for him.”
According to the auction house; Proceeds from the auction will go to the Amy Winehouse Foundation, which was organised by his family following Winehouse’s death in 2011. The Amy Winehouse Foundation is active to support young people who are suffering from alcohol and drugs.
Amy Winehouse’s iconic heart-shaped handbag, which she appeared in at the 2007 Brit Awards, will reportedly be among the items on sale. The bag is expected to fetch more than $19,500.