Friends and Family of Amy Winehouse Visit Her Favorite Jazz Club

July 29, 2011 By:
Friends and Family of Amy Winehouse Visit Her Favorite Jazz Club

On Thursday, friends and family of Amy Winehouse gathered at one of the singer's favorite spots, Jazz After Dark. The venue is a London Jazz club Winehouse visited regularly.

The family wanted an intimate celebration of Amy's life, rather than a somber tribute to her death.

Winehouse's parents, Mitch and Janis, were present, along with Kelly Osbourne, Mark Ronson, Eliza Doolittle and Winehouse's boyfriend, Reg Traviss. As part of the Jewish tradition, Shiva, Amy's family, including her brother Alex, visited her north London home. Mitch even handed out some of Amy's belongings to fans that had gathered in front of Winehouse's home, including T-shirts, sunglasses and jewelry.

Mitch has insisted that Amy's death was not drug-related. Monday's autopsy was inconclusive, with the results pending for a few weeks.

But Mitch says: "Three years ago, Amy conquered her drug dependency. The doctors said it was impossible, but she really did it."

He continued: "She was trying hard to deal with her drinking and had just completed three weeks of abstinence."

Ronson paid tribute to Winehouse on Wednesday night, calling her his "sister" and "musical soulmate."

"Last night was really wonderful," Ronson tweeted. "I'd like to thank…so many of you for helping us pay homage to amy."