Amy Winehouse's family planning holiday to mourn her death

Ruth Doherty
 Amy Winehouse's family planning holiday to mourn her death
Amy Winehouse's family planning holiday to mourn her death

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Amy Winehouse's family, including her boyfriend Reg Traviss, are reportedly planning a 10-day holiday to mourn the singer's death - as well as celebrate her life.

Reg will join Amy's father Mitch, stepmother Jane, and brother Alex in the journey, which they hope will help them come to terms with her untimely and tragic death.

It will also give them a break from the North London borough Camden, where fans have erected a massive memorial outside the star's home.

A source told The Sun: 'The family feel they want to grieve properly out of the limelight. Being in Camden constantly is proving too painful for them – they need time to themselves.'

But Amy's family also plan to enjoy the break and hope to make the vacation a 'celebration' of the her life.

The insider added: 'They will celebrate Amy's life and share their most treasured stories of her.'

Perhaps St Lucia would be a fitting place to go. The locals took really took to the star when she stayed on the Caribbean island for a few months in 2009.

Saint Lucia's minister of tourism and civil aviation senator Allen Chastanet even issued a statement expressing his deep sadness at her death. He said: 'We have lost a good friend and the world has lost a great talent.'

Recalling the singer's generosity towards local residents, minister Chastanet said: 'We were fortunate to see another side of Amy, and will be forever grateful for the acts of kindness and compassion she extended to less fortunate Saint Lucians during her visits with us.

'Saint Lucians join me in extending our condolences to Amy's family, friends and fans during this difficult period.'