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Giving back after a decade of black


Giving back after a decade of black

Amy Winehouse’s parents are auctioning her possessions, with some of the proceeds going to her foundation

Alicia Powell

Nearly 800 of Amy Winehouse’s belongings, including the short dress the late British singer wore in her final concert, are up for auction.

The green and black dress and a heart-shaped Moschino purse the Grammy Award-winner was frequently photographed with are each expected to fetch $15,000 to $20,000 (R223,000-R297,000).

Winehouse’s parents decided it was the right time to let go of her personal and professional items, said Martin Nolan, executive director of Julien’s Auctions. The singer died of alcohol poisoning at the age of 27 in July 2011. Her last show was in Belgrade a month earlier...

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