Mitch Winehouse, father of Amy, has published a memoir about her entitled “Amy, My Daughter.” He has also started the Amy Winehouse Foundation, a non-profit organization devoted to helping people in need who are battling addiction and substance abuse. All revenue from the sales of the book will go to the charitable foundation, which is now up and functioning in England.
Initial reports about the content of the book say that while Winehouse has not revealed any new information, he clearly and angrily holds Amy’s ex-husband responsible for her death in the end. Even though they were only married for a couple of years, Blake Fielder-Civil reportedly encouraged her to start using hard drugs such as cocaine and heroin, and she only recovered from an addiction to those drugs after leaving him and turning to family for help. The worst part about her death at 27 according to her father was that she was well on her way to complete recovery and seemed cheerful and upbeat about her life and potential.
He is also upset about the fact that most of the songs on Back to Black are about Blake, an unfortunate legacy that he will have to deal with for the rest of his life. The establishment of the charitable foundation is one way to channel his pain and anguish and try to make some good come from such a tragic and premature death.
As the latest member of the infamous 27 club, Amy Winehouse joins a tragic roster of talented people whose lives ended much too soon. She was found in her apartment after having spent the night alone, apparently enjoying herself by watching television and listening to music. She simply drank too much for her body to process, and the cause of her death was reported to be alcohol poisoning.
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