MITCH Winehouse has claimed his daughter Amy has visited him since her death.
The singer died aged just 27 in July 2011 from alcohol poisoning after years of troubles with drink and drugs.
Tonight, on the 10th anniversary of her death, Amy’s parents Mitch Winehouse and Janis Winehouse-Collins, as well as her closest friends have spoken to BBC News reporter Mark Savage for new documentary, Reclaiming Amy.
In one touching scene tonight, Mitch, 70, watches an old video of him singing with his famous daughter at a function.
After the clip has finished and he’s dried his eyes, he says: “I could be on the moon I’d be close to her.
“Certainly at Camden she’s there with me, without question.
“SHE KNOWS I’M NERVOUS”
“People will look at me and think I’m a deluded idiot but believe me, she has come and sat on the bed, but she knows I’m nervous.”
He continued: “I’m not kidding, she knows I’m nervous, she would do more but she knows I’d be frightened.”
Amy’s parents admitted they were at a loss as to how to help their daughter as she spiralled out of control, with Janis saying: “We didn’t know what to do.”
“It’s down to the individual who’s going through it – because they’re the only ones who could help themselves.”
Speaking about the documentary, Mitch said: “We wanted for people to get a different view of her, to understand she was a loving, kind and very generous person.
“You can’t airbrush all the horrible stuff out. We wouldn’t do that. But we wanted to emphasise what she was really like.
“Even through the times she was seriously ill, what got her through it and what got us through it was our sense of humour.”
Reclaiming Amy airs tonight at 9pm on BBC Two.
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