Trilby Beresford
Updated Jul 22, 2016 @ 11:16 am
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It’s hard to believe that it’s almost been five years since pop/jazz powerhouse Amy Winehouse passed away from alcohol poisoning at age 27, and that tomorrow marks the fifth anniversary of her untimely death.

And for this occasion, Winehouse’s dad Mitch is putting on a concert to raise money for the Amy Winehouse Foundation, a charity set up by her family to help others with drug and alcohol problems

The concert will take place this Sunday at the Pizza Express Jazz Club, and taking the stage will be Mitch himself – performing songs that he and his daughter both loved. This will be an emotional tribute to Winehouse and her legacy, and the perfect way to remember her.

Winehouse’s passing has obviously had a devastating effect on those left behind, though Mitch’s wife Jane admitted to The Sun that setting up the charity has given them a goal to focus on in the aftermath of the tragedy. “It didn’t distract us from the pain of losing her, but it gave us meaning in those dark times.”

Apparently Winehouse donated her time and money to many different charities when she was alive, so this family project is enormously meaningful for everyone involved (and obviously, the many people it’s helping). Her mother, brother, and stepfather are all involved in the charity, so it really is a family affair.

As tragic as Winehouse’s story is, she should still be remembered for being the amazingly authentic and unapologetic singer that she was. Her lyrics were so deeply personal, powerful, and devastating – but in a beautiful way.

We miss you Amy, but we’re glad that we can still listen to your music anytime. All the love to the Winehouse family on this upcoming fifth anniversary of her passing.