An Odd Theft At The Winehouse House
The super-short, white wedding dress Amy Winehouse wore during her 2007 wedding to Blake Fielder Civil was stolen Thursday from the late singer's London home.
The Amy Winehouse Foundation reports two dresses were stolen from Amy Winehouse's home in London, including her 2007 wedding dress. The other dress was a newsprint cocktail dress.
The foundation was set to auction off the two dresses in London and New York in an effort to increase funding for its causes. The Amy Winehouse Foundation is dedicated to a multitude of charities, such as children's hospices and drug counseling. Amy Winehouse died at age 27 from alcohol intoxication in July 2011.
Amy Winehouse's father, Mitch Winehouse, told the London Evening Standard he was "baffled" why someone would take the wedding dress and newspaper dress instead of the much more valuable designer clothes.
Winehouse's wedding dress was a short, white halter dress with red anchors that she wore to her wedding to Blake Fielder Civil in May 2007. The couple had a civil ceremony in London and were married for two years. Sadly, for most of their marriage, Winehouse and Civil lived a life tormented by the paparazzi and filled with a multitude of hard drugs such as heroin and ecstasy.
A spokesman for the Amy Winehouse Foundation spoke to Reuters and confirmed Winehouse's home showed no evidence of a break-in. Instead, insiders believe someone with access to the home and garments stole the newsprint cocktail dress and the wedding dress as they had just been cataloged and stored in the days before the theft.
Mitch Winehouse was devastated over the theft Amy's wedding dress. "It's sickening that someone would steal something in the knowledge of its sentimental value."
A police report will be filed.
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