Clean-cut DJ Mark Ronson took to the stage after Amy Winehouse’s funeral, dedicating his show to her. Now old party pal Pete Doherty is set to do the same.
The ex-Libertines singer is reportedly planning on dedicating his shows at Reading and Leeds Festivals to the late singer. Maybe his recent stint in jail gave him time to think and reflect? Pete got out of the clink last month after serving only two months of a six-month sentence for cocaine possession. According to reports in the Daily Star On Sunday, Pete wants to do something special to mark the death of his talented pal.
“Pete was really good mates with Amy and he’s still really cut up about her death. He hopes to help get rid of his demons by dedicating his festival gigs to her memory. He loved her music and hopes he can do it justice,” said a source.
A video of the pair, apparently high on drugs, playing with baby mice appeared on YouTube in 2008. In the video, named Winemouse, Amy is seen picking up one of the tiny creatures and saying to the camera, “"Blake, please don't divorce mummy. She loves you ever so.” A message of love to your imprisoned hubby via a baby mouse? Amy, with the help of a scummy-fingered Pete, gave it a go.
Amy’s untimely death hit has the singer hard.
“I'm struggling with f***ing everything because I'm so bewildered about what happened to Amy. I was in bed when I heard the news of her death. Someone had to wake me up to tell me. I couldn't take it in and still can't. Coming to terms with what has happened is almost impossible. It's hard to think she's not with us anymore.”
Hopefully this will be the wake up call Pete needs to finally get clean and sober.