Amy Winehouse's home turned into a shrine

Published on 12 December 2011

Amy Winehouse's father Mitch has turned her North London home into a shrine, as he still can't bear to touch some of the items in the property.

Amy Winehouse's father Mitch has turned her North London home into a shrine, as he still can't bear to touch some of the items in the property.
The 27-year-old singer was found dead in her Camden home in July, and her father Mitch admitted he is still haunted by her tragic passing.
He said: "I can't bring myself to move some things. Some of the stuff that she left - it's still there, just as it was."
Mitch is now keen for Camden Council to pay tribute to Amy - who battled drink and drug addictions and was found to have died from alcohol poisoning - with a memorial bench.
He added in an interview with the Camden New Journal: "A daughter of my friend died and they had a bench dedicated to her outside the Roundhouse venue. I would love to do something similar for Amy because this will always be the place she loved.
"We want to ask Camden Council if we can have a bench in Camden Square or a memorial of some sort. I think everyone would be happy. The only thing that worries me is that the neighbours might not like it, and I really hope that isn't a problem."
Last night (11.12.11), Amy's first album since her death, 'Lioness: Hidden Treasures', reached number one in the UK charts and proceeds will go to the Amy Winehouse Foundation, which was set up in the wake of her death to help young people struggling with addiction problems.