Amy Winehouse's family "think about her every day".

Amy Winehouse

Amy Winehouse

The 'Rehab' hitmaker tragically passed away in July 2011 at the age of 27 after suffering accidental alcohol poisoning at her London home, and whilst six years have passed since her death, her family haven't stopped thinking about her.

Her father, 67-year-old Mitch Winehouse, said: "We think about her every day. In fact, we think about her every minute of the day. I don't know why but this year her birthday hit me very hard. I don't know why but it was very tough."

Since her passing, Amy's family have set up the Winehouse Foundation, which seeks to educate young people about the harmful effects of following the 'Back To Black' singer's path of substance abuse, and also provides music therapy for disabled, disadvantaged and terminally ill young people.

Last year, the foundation opened Amy's Place in East London, which is designed to help female addicts transition into post-rehab life, and her parents have said the charity work has been "positive" for them.

Her mother Janice Winehouse-Collins, 61, said: "What's lovely is that we are doing so much good for kids really because they're the ones that need it. It is all positive."

And Mitch added: "We've got a young man here tonight called Tom who's going to be playing the drums for us on stage. He's autistic and he came to Amy's Yard, which is our music project for disadvantaged young people. He did so well he played with me a couple of weeks ago at a gig.

"Even more importantly than that, he is now working as a music therapist with young children who are struggling with life-limiting illnesses. We have helped to enable Tom to express himself through music and now he's giving back to kids who are very unfortunate. It's amazing. We are very, very proud."

All in all, Amy's parents are "continuing" the charitable work the 'You Know I'm No Good' singer would've done.

Mitch told People magazine: "She was a really charitable girl, so we are really just continuing what she would have done."

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