Friday, August 19, 2011

Amy Winehouse Foundation Hits A Snag

Mitch Winehouse, father of the late Amy Winehouse, told the BBC Newsbeat blog that plans to create a foundation in his daughter's name have hit a snag.  The problem?  The proposed name, 'The Amy Winehouse Foundation,' has already been registered.  Winehouse insists the foundation will still be created, but he's going to hold off on his plans until this issue has been resolved.

Foundations created in celebrities' names are often meant to promote a cause that was important to that individual.  In this case, Mitch Winehouse had planned to have his foundation help those who were struggling with substance abuse.  Amy Winehouse, who died last month at the age of 27, had long struggled with addictions to drugs and alcohol.  Her father said that she had gotten past her drug addictions at the time of her death, but that she was having trouble with alcohol.  The cause of her death has yet to be determined.

If you would like to read more about The Amy Winehouse Foundation, head over to BBC Newsbeat.  If there is any update on the status of the foundation, we will be sure to post about it here.

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