When Amy Winehouse died in London she was preparing to adopt a 10-year-old girl from the Caribbean island of St. Lucia.
Winehouse met the girl Dannika Augustine during one of her visits to the island the past two years. Augustine and her single mother were living in poverty when Amy took an interest in her.
Dannika told The Sunday Mirror, “Amy was already my mother. I would call her mum 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.”
Augustine’s grandmother Majorie said that Winehouse planned to return to St. Lucia in August, “Amy wanted to have a child so bad. If she had not died, there is no doubt she would be here in St Lucia completing the adoption process. There is no way she would have done what she did to herself if Dannika was with her.”
Both of Dannika’s parents had already agreed to the adoption.