Amy's Family: 'She Leaves a Gaping Hole in Our Lives'

7/24/2011 5:45 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
The family of Amy Winehouse is commenting today on her untimely death, asking for "privacy and space at this terrible time."

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A rep for her parents, Mitch and Janis Winehouse (above with Amy in 2008), released a statement that reads:

"Our family has been left bereft by the loss of Amy, a wonderful daughter, sister, niece. She leaves a gaping hole in our lives. We are coming together to remember her and we would appreciate some privacy and space at this terrible time."