Winehouse father returning to UK after singer's death

Amy Winehouse's father, Mitch, is aware of his daughter’s death is was on his way back from New York, a spokeman for the late singer has confirmed.

Amy Winehouse's father, Mitch, is aware of his daughter’s death is was on his way back from New York, a spokesman for the late singer has confirmed.

"Everyone involved with Amy is shocked and devastated," said the spokesman.

"Our thoughts are with her family and friends. The family will issue a statement when ready."

Mitch had been due to perform at the Blue Note jazz club in the city on Monday.

A message has been placed on the club’s website, reading: “We are very sad to report that the Mitch Winehouse performance on Monday July 25 is cancelled due to the unexpected death of his daughter, Amy Winehouse.

“Our condolences go out to Mitch and his family.”

More celebrities have been writing on twitter to pay their tributes.

Lily Allen wrote: “Its just beyond sad, there’s nothing else to say. She was such a lost soul, may she rest in peace.”

Singer Jessie J tweeted: “The way tears are streaming down my face. Such a loss.”

Musician Professor Green added: “I really hope she’s at peace now. I don’t wanna hear any chat about it’s her own fault, addiction is a powerful demon.”

A tweet from pop band JLS read: “Times like this remind me why its so important to live life to the fullest!! Amy Winehouse you will be a LEGEND in all out hearts!”

Burlesque artist Dita Von Teese wrote: “Devastated. I spent extraordinary times with Amy. She sang for me once for hours, it was the most beautiful & touching thing. A huge loss.”

Actress Demi Moore wrote on Twitter: “Truly sad news about Amy Winehouse. My heart goes out to her family. May her troubled soul find peace.”

DJ Chris Moyles added: “Shocking terrible sad news about Amy Winehouse. Stunned. Thoughts go out to her friends and family.”

Chef Jamie Oliver wrote: “Such a terrible shame to loose Amy winehouse such a talent, such a waste, raw talent.”

Presenter Davina McCall wrote: “Amy Winehouse found dead at her home. So very very sad. A huge talent.”

Television personality Katie Price wrote: “Omg how sad Amy Winehouse been found dead tragic. My thoughts are with her family xxxx.”

Radio 1 DJ Edith Bowman wrote: “Can’t quite get my head round the news about Amy, such a talent, such a sad day, such a loss. RIP Amy x.”

Comedian Bill Bailey, a panellist on Never Mind The Buzzcocks, on which Winehouse once appeared, wrote: “Poor Amy. She was a great guest on Buzzcocks, funny + outrageous. And a great talent. What a terrible waste.”

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