Amy Winehouse wore this dress for her last concert and it sold for $243,200

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Los Angeles, United States, United States Published: Nov 08, 2021, 09:14 PM(IST)

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The late singer wore the green and black bamboo print dress at a concert in Belgrade in 2011. A month later, on July 23, she died from acute alcohol poisoning.

The dress singer Amy Winehouse wore for her final performance sold Sunday for $243,200, 16 times its estimated value, as part of a trove of memorabilia from the late diva's life auctioned in California.

The late singer wore the green and black bamboo print dress at a concert in Belgrade in 2011. A month later, on July 23, she died from acute alcohol poisoning. She was 27.

Her death was the culmination of a lengthy -- and often very public -- struggle with alcohol and drugs.

The dress was the highlight of an 800-item collection of personal effects, ranging from bras and DVDs to books and make-up that were sold by Winehouse's parents, Mitch and Janis.

The entire collection brought in $4 million, twice the original forecast, according to auction house Julien's, which managed the sale that ran from Saturday to Sunday. Also read: The youngest killed at Travis Scott's Astroworld concert was just 14 years old

"Of course, there are fans and museums and collectors all over the world that will want to own some of these items, care for them, show them at museums, keep her legacy and her memory alive and at the same time raise some money for the foundation," Martin Nolan of Julien's said ahead of the auction.

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The proceeds will go to the Amy Winehouse Foundation, which supports vulnerable young adults struggling with addiction.

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