Amy Winehouse was in the middle of adopting a poor St. Lucian girl before she died.
The troubled singer had started the process of becoming a mother to 10-year-old Dannika Augustine, who she met on the idyllic Caribbean island.
Amy had booked her ticket to visit the schoolgirl next week. The child’s grandmother revealed the singer had already hired lawyers for the adoption, but her plans were cut short by her sudden death last week aged just 27.
Dannika was living in poverty with her single mother, who was struggling to feed her, when Amy took her under her wing during one of her many stays on the island over the last two years.
Devastated Dannika said, “Amy was already my mother. I would call her mom and she would call me her daughter. She took care of me and we had fun together. I loved her and she loved me… She was the most amazing person and I was looking forward to living with her here or in London. I cannot believe she is gone. This is the worst thing that ever happened to me.”
Dannika’s mother, Nadia Germaine, 31, was willing to give her daughter up for adoption because she could not find a job and was struggling to bring up her family. She says, “Amy was never happier than when she was in St. Lucia. We miss her so much. I keep thinking she is going to walk in and give me a big hug like she always used to.”
I hope people see this shit and feel like total assholes for saying things like, “she deserved to die, she was a crack whore.”