Amy Winehouse’s Father to Create Foundation in Her Name

  • Share
  • Read Later
Peter Macdiarmid / Getty Images Entertainment

Amy Winehouse (right) and her father Mitch (left) share a moment at the Riverside Studios in London as they wait for the announcement of the 2008 Grammy Awards

The Amy Winehouse Foundation for Drug Addiction Therapy may become a reality if the singer’s father, Mitch, has anything to say about it.

Mitch Winehouse, 60, announced that he aims to set up an organization to help teens to combat their addiction to drugs with the help of British Member of Parliament Keith Vaz.

(MORE: Amy Winehouse Dead at 27: Hear Her Greatest Hits)

For the sake of her family, Amy had defeated her battle with drug addiction three years ago, according to her father. She was also planning on becoming sober. It was the happiest he had seen her “for years,” he said.  Amy died Saturday at the age of 27. Her autopsy was inconclusive, and there will likely be no further explanation for her death for another four weeks.

Mitch said at Amy’s funeral Tuesday that she had told him, “Dad I’ve had enough, I can’t stand the look on your and the family’s faces any more.”

Zachary Cohen is a contributor for TIME. Find him on Twitter at @Zachary_Cohen. You can also continue the discussion on TIME‘s Facebook page and on Twitter at @TIME.

(PHOTOS: The Life and Times of Amy Winehouse)