Cheryl Cole Tweets Amy Winehouse's Father On First Anniversary Of Star's Death

24 July 2012, 14:00 | Updated: 24 July 2012, 14:02

The 'Call My Name' star expressed her sadness as the world remembers the 'Back To Black' singer.

Cheryl Cole sent her condolences to Amy Winehouse's father on the first anniversary of the star's death.

Yesterday (23rd July) marked one year to the day that the 'Back To Black' singer was found dead at her home in Camden, North London. She was 27.

In a message on Twitter, Cheryl expressed her sadness to Mitch Winehouse and the rest of the late singer's family.

She wrote: "@mitchwinehouse Dear Mitch.. Thinking of you and your family today and sending you all lots of love x."

Meanwhile, Amy Winehouse's family released a statement yesterday saying they were spending the day remembering the star's legacy.

They said: "It is hard to believe that Amy would have been 28 years old.

"Whilst the world remembers a gifted artist who was taken from us all at a ridiculously young age, we will be thinking of a person who gave so much, and in turn was given so much, by a family still struggling to come to terms with the fact that, where there should be four, there is only three."

Amy and her father Mitch Winehouse: (picture: Getty)

The family added: "We thank you all for the wonderful encouragement, sympathy and messages of support we have received in the last twelve months, and hope that we have been able to contribute to a positive legacy in Amy’s name."

Other music stars, including Olly Murs, paid tribute to Amy yesterday, while fans also gathered outside her former home in Camden.