Amy Winehouse’s father has turned her home into a shrine.
The 27-year-old singer was found dead in her north London home in July and her father Mitch Winehouse says he still can’t bear to touch some of the items in the property because he is still haunted by her tragic death.
He said: “I can’t bring myself to move some things. Some of the stuff that she left – it’s still there, just as it was.”
Mitch says while he is struggling to come to terms with his daughter’s death, he has stopped blaming the drinking establishments she went to near her Camden home.
He said: “I used to blame places she went to, like the pubs in Camden Town, but now I don’t.”
He also wants the council to pay tribute to Amy, who battled drink and drug addictions and was found to have died from alcohol poisoning.
He told the Camden New Journal: “A daughter of my friend died and they had a bench dedicated to her outside the Roundhouse venue. I would love to do something similar for Amy because this will always be the place she loved.
“We want to ask Camden Council if we can have a bench in Camden Square or a memorial of some sort. I think everyone would be happy. The only thing that worries me is that the neighbours might not like it, and I really hope that isn’t a problem.”
Last night (11.12.11), Amy’s first album since her death, ‘Lioness: Hidden Treasures’, reached number one in the UK charts and proceeds will go to the Amy Winehouse Foundation.
The foundation was set up by Mitch in the wake of her death to help young people struggling with addiction problems.
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