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Valuable Winehouse dresses taken from home

By Agence France-Presse
Thursday, November 1, 2012 12:25 EDT
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Singer Amy Winehouse performs onstage at Lollapalooza in Grant Park, Chicago on August 5, 2007. Image via AFP.
 
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Two dresses belonging to the late British soul singer Amy Winehouse, including the one she wore to her wedding, have been stolen from her home in London, a spokesman said Thursday.

The dresses, which were due to be sold to raise money for charity, are thought to have been taken by someone entering the Camden property during events after her death in July last year, not as the result of any break-in.

The house where the 27-year-old died is currently on the market.

“A lot of clothes and items were left and they were being catalogued when it was realised these two were missing,” said a spokesman for the Amy Winehouse Foundation, which was set up by her family to support young people.

“They were going to go to the foundation but somebody might be trying to sell them for their own profit. People need to know they are not supposed to be out there on the market and they should not try to buy them.”

The spokesman said the white minidress printed with red anchors that Winehouse wore to her 2006 wedding to Blake Fielder-Civil in Miami had been expected to sell for £100,000 at a forthcoming New York fundraiser.

The other dress, a newsprint cocktail dress, was expected to fetch a further £30,000, he said, adding that both items “are part of Amy’s story”. Her family is working with police to secure their return.

The dress Winehouse wore on the cover of her best-selling second album ‘Back To Black’ sold for £40,000 (about $65,000, 50,000 euros) for the foundation last year, while another dress sold for £30,000, he said.

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