(PAGE SIX) – It’s been more than six years since Amy Winehouse died but she is still very much alive, according to her family.
The singer’s father Mitch has claimed he is being visited by the ghost of his late daughter. And he says Amy’s spirit even comes and sits on the end of his bed at his home in Kent.
In an exclusive chat, Mitch said: “We do have our moments, particularly on her birthday, September 14. It’s hard.
“After three years I was thinking maybe that one day she will come back in some shape or form, and she does come back — not physically, but spiritually — all the time.
“I could not begin to tell you how much she is around.
“There are lots of strange happenings.
“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 believes Amy — whose hits include “You Know I’m No Good” — visits him and his wife Jane in the form of a bird that looks just like the one Amy had tattooed on her arm.
He added: “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.
“We went and picked it up and put it up on a perch. It happened at night, when birds don’t fly, but it came back and sat on my foot.
“And then we put it back again and 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.”
Mitch, who founded the Amy Winehouse Foundation to support young people struggling with drug and alcohol issues, added: “There are so many things that happen to me that I cannot explain.”
Last year The Sun revealed there are discussions about staging a West End musical charting Amy’s life.
It will be a fitting tribute.