Neil Patrick Harris apologises after 'corpse of Amy Winehouse' gag resurfaces

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Neil Patrick Harris has issued an apology after his "corpse of Amy Winehouse" Halloween gag recently resurfaced online.

Back in 2011, Justin Mikita posted a photo to Twitter of a cake styled to resemble the singer's decaying corpse that was on display on a meat platter at the How I Met Your Mother actor and his husband David Burtka's Halloween party.

If any onlooker was confused, the disturbing offering was paired with a sign that read, "The Corpse of Amy Winehouse."

"Look who showed up @ActuallyNPH & @GourmetMD's Halloween party last night," wrote Mikita, adding: "Looking good."

The tweet has since been deleted.

Winehouse died of alcohol poisoning only a few months before Harris's Halloween party. She was 27.

After the photo resurfaced on social media this week, Harris responded to the backlash he received with a statement released to Entertainment Weekly.

"A photo recently resurfaced from a Halloween-themed party my husband and I hosted 11 years ago. It was regrettable then, and it remains regrettable now," he said. "Amy Winehouse was a once-in-a-generation talent, and I'm sorry for any hurt this image caused."

Winehouse won five Grammy Awards for her 2006 album Back to Black.

And in 2015, a documentary on her life - titled Amy - landed the Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature.

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