Amy Winehouse’s stepfather Richard Collins has died this week aged 71.
Richard, who passed away days after being treated in hospital, supported Amy throughout her career until her death in 2011 aged 27.
Richard, who was married to the singer’s mother Janis, helped set up The Amy Winehouse Foundation after her tragic death from alcohol poisoning.
Heartbreaking: Amy Winehouse’s stepfather Richard Collins has died this week aged 71 (Richard pictured with his wife Janis in 2013)
A statement on The Amy Winehouse Foundation’s Twitter confirmed the news of Richard’s passing.
It reads: ‘We are very sad to bring you the news that our trustee Richard Collins, has passed away this week.
‘Devoted and caring husband to Janis, and Dad to Michael and Jess, we will always remember his great humour…
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