(CBS) Updated 11:05 a.m. EDT
Amy Winehouse's parents, Mitch and Janis, thanked mourners on Monday at a makeshift shrine outside their daughter's London home, where the 27-year-old Grammy winner was found dead on Saturday.
"This means so much to my family," Mitch Winehouse told those gathered among the flowers, messages and tributes.
Her father also addressed reporters who were gathered at the site, according to the Daily Mail. "I know a lot of you, we've been together for five, six years, I know you've got a job to do. I'm glad you're all here anyway," he said. "And you people in the street, I can't tell you what this means to us - it really is making this a lot easier for us."
"Amy was about one thing and that was love, her whole life was devoted to her family and her friends and to you guys as well," he added. "We're devastated and I'm speechless but thanks for coming."
Winehouse's parents officially identified her body on Monday, before an autopsy began to determine the cause of death. A coroner's official said, and more results are expected later.
On Sunday, the Winehouse family released a statement saying that they had been "left bereft" by the troubled singer's death.
"Our family has been left bereft by the loss of Amy, a wonderful daughter, sister, niece. She leaves a gaping hole in our lives," the statement reads. "We are coming together to remember her and we would appreciate some privacy and space at this terrible time."
Her death sparked, including some from celebrities like Russell Brand, Rihanna, Katy Perry and Kelly Osbourne.
"i cant even breath right my now im crying so hard i just lost 1 of my best friends," Osbourne tweeted on Saturday. "I love you forever Amy & will never forget the real you!"
"Dear God have mercy!!! I am SICK about this right now!" Rihanna tweeted, later adding, " #DearAmy U made a MAJAH impression on this industry and throughout the world, in such a short space of time...too short! #ICONSneverDIE."