- The Washington Times - Tuesday, January 2, 2018

The family of Amy Winehouse says the late singer regularly appears in their home as a silent apparition.

The music world mourned in 2011 when the Grammy-winning “Rehab” singer died at the age of 27, but her father says her spirit lives on. Mitch Winehouse told The Sun that his daughter’s ghost has appeared on a bed in the family’s Kent, England, home.

“Her spirit comes and sits on the end of my bed,” he said Sunday. “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.”

Winehouse, who died of alcohol poisoning, shot to international fame with the 2006 album “Back to Black.” The project sold over 12 million copies and won Best Pop Vocal Album of the year at the 50th Annual Grammy Awards.

“There are lots of strange happenings,” the singer’s father continued.

He said a blackbird that identically resembles one of her tattoos flew into a window late at night, and then returned to sit on his foot shortly afterward.

“It came and sat in the middle of us and sang,” he said. “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.”

Mr. Winehouse is the founder of the Amy Winehouse Foundation, which works with disadvantaged young people to help them overcome drug and alcohol addiction.

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