Amy Winehouse dead: Father Mitch breaks down on Anderson Cooper


Tears for his daughter: Mitch Winehouse breaks down on national TV as he opens his heart about tragic Amy

8:06 AM on 13th September 2011

Weeping: Amy Winehouse

Weeping: Amy Winehouse”s loving dad Mitch could not control his emotions as he spoke on chat show Anderson and had to wiped away his tears

Sad couple: Mitch and his ex-wife Janis were united in grief as the family gave their first interview

Sad couple: Mitch and his ex-wife Janis were united in grief as the family gave their first interview

Struggling to cope: Mitch and Janis were obviously fighting to control their emotions on the show

Struggling to cope: Mitch and Janis were obviously fighting to control their emotions on the show

Baby girl: Janis and Mitch were so proud to be parents to little Amy when she was born in 1983

Baby girl: Janis and Mitch were so proud to be parents to little Amy when she was born in 1983

Minnie Amy: She always loved to perform as she showed when she dressed up as Mickey Mouse

Minnie Amy: She always loved to perform as she showed when she dressed up as Mickey Mouse”s girlfriend

Star smile: Her school picture proved that Amy always had a grin that would light up a room

Star smile: Her school picture proved that Amy always had a grin that would light up a room

A family affair: Many family members and Amy

A family affair: Many family members and Amy”s boyfriend Reg Traviss appeared on the show

ert Warm memories: Her boyfriend Reg Traviss and her great aunt Rene Selner also delivered tributes

Warm memories: Her boyfriend Reg Traviss and her great aunt Rene Selner also delivered tributes

Star: Amy Winehouse

Star: Amy Winehouse”s warm soulful vocals had made her an international icon

Public support: Many members of the crowd had made banners in memory of the singer

Public support: Many members of the crowd had made banners in memory of the singer