Amy Winehouse's Home to Become Rehab Center?
They’re trying to make her home into a rehab, and Amy Winehouse’s family believes the singer would have said, “Yes. Yes. Yes.”
The late singer’s parents are planning to use their daughter’s $4 million North London house as the headquarters for a new Amy Winehouse Foundation, a charity expected to include “causes close to [the singer's] heart,” her father told the Sun.
Though he didn’t give specifics, speculation is that the ten-room mansion could be used for rehab projects.
“It could include help for children in trouble, kids suffering health problems, children’s hospices and more,” Mitch Winehouse told the British paper. “We want to make a positive difference.”
The 27-year-old diva, famous as much for her battles with drug and alcohol as her soulful voice and meteoric music career, was found dead in her apartment July 23.
Though toxicology report results are not expected for weeks, her family told the Sun last week that they believe she died of alcohol withdrawal.
Some of the funding for the Amy Winehouse Foundation, which will officially announce its mission statement on Sept. 14, on what would have been the “Rehab” singer’s 28th birthday, will come from her final song, “Body and Soul.” The duet with Tony Bennett was recorded in March for the 85-year-old legend’s upcoming album.
“All the royalties will go to the foundation that Amy’s father is starting to teach all the young children not to take drugs,” Bennett told The Sun.