The auction of the assets of the late British star Amy Winehouse has reached $ 4 million, which is more than double the experts’ initial estimate.
30% of the proceeds, or $ 1.2 million, will go to the Amy Winehouse Foundation, founded by the star’s parents in 2011, according to the Daily Mail.
The remaining $ 2.8 million will go to family finance and auction expenses, which will only benefit Winehouse’s mother and father, brother Alex and half-brother Michael.
The auction included 800 items from the Winehouse, which sold for $ 243,000 or 16 times the estimated value, including the yellow and black dress the late pop star wore to her last concert in Belgrade.
The famous singer’s heart-shaped bag also sold for $ 205,000.
This is not the first time Amy Winehouse’s family has benefited from her farm since her father divorced her husband Blake Seville two years before Amy Winehouse’s death.
The father sold his daughter’s house for $ 3.7 million a year after she died.
The British singer died at her residence in north London on July 23, 2011 at the age of 27 from alcohol poisoning.
The costume for another Dolce & Gabbana singer, which she wore to a theatrical show in 2007, sold for $ 150,000, although the estimated price was only $ 6,700.
In a related context, more than 37 buyers competed to buy the dress that Winehouse wore on Nelson Mandela’s 90th birthday in Hyde Park in 2008, valued at only $ 2,000, but eventually reached $ 121.6 thousand.
The shoes he wore to the same party sold for $ 38.4 thousand, surpassing the starting price of $ 800.
Martin Nolan, CEO of Julian Auction, said the auction has attracted the attention of registered bidders from around the world.
“Amy Winehouse is one of the rarest and most wonderful musical icons, with its incredible strength, emotional expressions in every word and note sung with her signature voice that is unmatched by any other artist in music history.”
She is a global icon and a fashion icon loved all over the world.
The Hidden Star won five Grammy Awards in 2008 overnight.
“Coffee evangelist. Alcohol fanatic. Hardcore creator. Infuriatingly humble zombie ninja. Writer. Introvert. Music fanatic.”