Winehouse family celebrate her life with jazz night

Amy Winehouse's family and friends celebrated her life at her favourite jazz club last night.

Amy Winehouse's family and friends celebrated her life at her favourite jazz club last night.

The late singer's parents Mitch and Janis were joined by her boyfriend Reg Traviss and friends including Kelly Osbourne and Eliza Doolittle at Jazz After Dark in central London's Soho district, where they put the difficulties of the past week behind them to enjoy a night of fun and shared stories about the 'Back to Black' star - who was found dead at her home last Saturday.

Earlier this week, Kelly – who wore her hair in Amy's trademark beehive style as a tribute to her late friend at her funeral on Tuesday – took to her twitter page to criticise apparent 'friends' of the singer's who were speaking about her on TV and in newspapers.

She tweeted: "Any 'friend' of amy's talking 2 the press/tv are not her actual friend's. her real friends have more dignity then to get $ 2 talk about her! (sic)"

Earlier on Thursday, Mitch handed his daughter's clothes to grieving fans holding a vigil outside her Camden home.

Mitch – who gave a moving tribute to his daughter at her funeral on Tuesday – told them: "These are Amy's T-shirts. This is what she would have wanted – for her fans to have her clothes. Please keep listening to her music. God bless Amy Winehouse."

Fan Brigitte Pividal – who was given a red vest – said: "I have been coming here every day since she died and I didn't expect this. I will cherish this for the rest of my life."

Mitch, 60, was accompanied to the property by Janis, 56, their son Alex and close friend Tyler James as part of the Jewish tradition, Shiva – which requires the family of the deceased to mourn their passing for a week.

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