Court documents show that the estate of Amy Winehouse has been turned over to her parents as the late singer left no will stating who should receive her property.
The documents show that the estate is worth 2.94 million pounds or $4.66 million American, after a deduction of debts and taxes. Her father, Mitch Winehouse has been named the administrator of the estate.
The English singer and songwriter’s ex-husband, Blake Fielder-Civil, is not receiving anything. Winehouse and Fielder-Civil, got married in May of 2007 in Miami Beach and their divorce was final in 2009.
Leaving the estate of an unmarried person with no children, that did not leave a will behind, to the parents is a common outcome, both in the United Kingdom and United States. The statute for this kind of situation is called “intestacy.”
Enacting this statute also means that nothing will be given to Winehouse’s older brother, Alex. After a long bout with drug and alcohol abuse the 27-year-old Winehouse was found dead from an accidental alcohol poisoning in her home last summer.
Her second album, ‘Back In Black’ won her five Grammy Awards after being nominated for six in 2008 after being released in late 2006.
After her death, it became the best-selling album of the 21st century thus far in the United Kingdom.