Amy Winehouse’s father wants her life to be turned into a musical.
The ‘Valerie’ hitmaker’s death sent shockwaves around the music industry and through her fans across the world when she tragically died from accidental alcohol poisoning in July 2011 at the age of just 27.
A documentary fim called ‘Amy’ was made about her life, but her dad Mitch would like to see some of her music hits used for an energetic stage production in the future.
Speaking exclusively to BANG Showbiz at the Amy Winehouse Foundation Gala, held at London’s The Dorchester, on Thursday (Oct 5), Mitch said: “Yes, I would like to see a musical on her life. It is a great story to be told.
“Some of the documentaries that have come out before haven’t even touched the surface. There is so much more of Amy for people to see and it is our job to make sure that people see what Amy was really like.”
‘Amy’ won the Academy Award for best documentary feature film at the Oscars last year, but Mitch branded the film a “disgrace” because he believes it portrays him as greedy and unhelpful on his daughter’s road to recovering from drug and alcohol abuse.
His anger led to him deciding to make his own movie on his legendary daughter but it still has a long way off from being finished and ready for release.
He explained: “It is still in development but hopefully there will be more news soon.”
Mitch still thinks about Amy “every day” and is devastated that she’s no longer around but he’s convinced she’d be proud of the Amy Winehouse Foundation, which works to prevent the effects of drug and alcohol misuse on young people, founded in 2011.
He said: “She is our daughter and we think about her every day. Obviously what happened was a terrible tragedy. The Foundation and music and the work we have done over the last six years encouraged by Amy is her lasting legacy.”
And he said 2017 has been one of his toughest years since his daughter’s death.
Amy would have been celebrating her 34th birthday on September 14 and her dad saod that the landmark date hit him “very hard” this year.
Speaking to PEOPLE, Mitch explained: “I don’t know why but this year her birthday hit me very hard. I don’t know why but it was very tough.”