Mitch: I still send texts to Amy

Stroud News and Journal: Mitch Winehouse said he still texts his late daughter Amy Mitch Winehouse said he still texts his late daughter Amy

Amy Winehouse's father has revealed he still sends text messages to his daughter's phone asking her to come home.

Mitch, 60, said that he felt guilty he could now sleep at night because he no longer had to worry about the songstress.

But he told Grazia magazine: "Sometimes I text her telling her to come home. But she's never coming home and I'm going to have to deal with that for the rest of my life."

The late singer's dad said that he had not been able to scatter his daughter's ashes but that he had managed to replace the image in his head of her lifeless body with that of her laughing.

He told the magazine that he could not go inside his daughter's north London home, where the Back To Black singer was found dead at the age of 27 on July 23 last year.

An inquest later found that the late star, who had kicked her drug habit, was more than five times over the drink-drive limit.

"I haven't been inside for three months. It's too still," he told the magazine.

"The worst bit was emptying her sweets drawer. She loved boiled sweets, and there was still a drawer full of them. She could have entered the Olympics for sweet-eating. It broke my heart."

The former taxi driver, who has written a book about his daughter's life with proceeds going to the Amy Winehouse Foundation, said: "I haven't even been able to scatter Amy's ashes following her cremation.

"I've still got her ashes and my mum Cynthia's. At some point we'll do something with them and they'll be together."

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