Amy Winehouse’s charitable work will continue on long after her tragic passing. In life, she donated her time, music and clothes to a variety of causes. Now, in death, her father Mitch will be setting up a foundation in her name.
He said, “I was in New York with my cousin Michael when I heard, and straight away I said I wanted an Amy Winehouse Foundation, something to help the things she loved – children, horses, but also to help those struggling with substance abuse. In this country, if you cannot afford a private rehabilitation clinic, there is a two-year waiting list for help. With the help of Keith Vaz MP, we are trying to change that.”
At the funeral, Mitch Winehouse told the crowd, “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.”
The preliminary autopsy on the singer was inconclusive. The body was then released to the family in order to be buried in accordance with Jewish law.