Amy Winehouse's father nabs book deal to write 'Amy, My Daughter'
Mitch Winehouse, father of the late singer Amy Winehouse, has signed a deal with Harper Collins to write a book about his daughter due out in the summer of 2012, the Associated Press reports.
The deal was announced on Monday and the book will be called "Amy, My Daughter." The publisher told the wire service that Mitch Winehouse will write about everything from his daughter's childhood to her singing career to her well-publicized struggles with substance abuse.
Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. Proceeds from the book will be donated to the Amy Winehouse Foundation, which was founded by her father and helps troubled children and young adults.
Amy Winehouse was found dead at the age of 27 in her London home on July 23. The singer had battled addictions to drugs and alcohol for years, although the cause of her death has not yet been revealed.Mitch Winehouse began the Amy Winehouse Foundation after her death. "The foundation is going to help thousands of people," he Tweeted on August 3. "That is Amy's legacy."
He told BBC News that the charity group will aid "a range of causes close to Amy's heart," adding: "This could include help for children in trouble, suffering from health problems, children's hospices and more."
Mitch Winehouse told Anderson Cooper in September that he believes that his daughter might have suffered a seizure during her detox.
Though there were no illegal drugs found in Amy's system, her father suspects that the anti-anxiety drug Librium, which is used to treat withdrawal symptoms during detox from alcohol, might have been a factor in her death. He told Cooper that his daughter had seizures, brought on my alcohol withdrawal but had been improving before her sudden death.
"The periods of abstinence were becoming longer, and the periods of drinking were becoming shorter," Mitch told Cooper, the Associated Press reported.