The death of Amy Winehouse has driven her latest album to the top spot in the charts, expanding her £10 million fortune which will be distributed to her family members and not her ex-husband.
On Tuesday, the same day as Amy Winehouse's funeral, reports emerged from The Daily Mail that she had penned a will to divide her fortune amongst her immediate family members.
Her mother, Janis Winehouse, father, Mitch Winehouse, and older brother Alex will each receive one third of her wealth, once estimated at about £6 million, has grown to £10 million. Janis, who split from Mitch when Amy was only 9 years old, suffers from multiple sclerosis.
"I am pretty sure that Amy does have a will. As a matter of course with record contracts, financial advisers will make sure that is done," a source told The Daily Mirror.
Amy's ex-husband, Blake Fielder-Civil currently in prison for burglary and possession of a firearm, will not receive any of her earnings, according to the source. When the couple divorced in 2009, Amy Winehouse scripted stipulations to her will that would omit Fielder-Civil as a beneficiary and unable to see any financial advantages.
"Around the time of the divorce, all of Amy's finances were sorted out - and Blake can't get his hands on any of it."
Fielder-Civil received nothing when the couple divorced on claims of adultery in 2009, reportedly having said, "I'm not interested in her money. I'm not taking a single penny off her."
Amy Winehouse, who was found dead in her London flat on Saturday, was presumed to have overdosed, though autopsy results were inconclusive and a toxicology report due in the next few weeks will clarify the cause of death.
Fielder-Civil once said he was the one who "introduced her to heroin, crack cocaine and self-harming."
Upon hearing of the death of Amy Winehouse, Fielder-Civil said, "I'm beyond inconsolable...my tears won't dry."
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