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Amy Winehouse's family thanks mourners at late singer's London home

07/25/2011 by Carollyn Nguyen

Amy Winehouse's father and mother greeted and thanked mourners on Monday at the late singer's home.

Her father, Mitch Winehouse, told mourning fans who left flowers and handwritten notes that "this means so much to my family," according to the Associated Press.

The 27-year-old "Rehab" singer was found dead Saturday at her home in Camden Square in northern London.

Winehouse's cause of her death is being treated as "unexplained," and police have said speculation that she died from a drug overdose is "inappropriate." Officials said a post-mortem is expected Monday afternoon.

Her family released a statement Sunday, saying "Our family has been left bereft by the loss of Amy, a wonderful daughter, sister, niece. She leaves a gaping hole in our lives."

Meantime, Winehouse's ex-husband Blake Fielder-Civil, who is in jail, was quoted by The Sun as saying he is "beyond inconsolable" about Winehouse's death and that his "tears won't dry."

"Everybody who knew me and knew Amy knew the depth of our love. I can't believe she's dead," Fielder-Civil reportedly said.

Winehouse married Fielder-Civil in May 2007, but later that year, he was arrested for attacking a pub manager a year before. The singer tried to stand by Fielder-Civil while he was behind bars, but they divorced in 2009.

Winehouse has struggled publicly with drug and alcohol abuse. Throughout the past few years, Winehouse appeared drunk at concerts, engaged in violent club confrontations and gradually lost weight. She left rehab earlier last month for alcohol addiction, a week after checking herself in.

The singer shot to fame with her 2006 album, "Back to Black," which earned her five Grammy Awards, including record and song of the year for "Rehab."

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