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Mitch Winehouse, the father of late singer Amy Winehouse, has sold the rights to a book he will right about his chanteuse daughter to the publisher HarperCollins.

The book is called Amy, My Daughter

It is currently slated for publication in summer of next year, with proceeds going to the Amy Winehouse Foundation, which Mitch has also founded since her death.

Mitch Winehouse, Amy Winehouse Pic

The foundation will support charities that offer support or care to young people. Amy Winehouse’s dad and biggest fan will head its efforts in the years to come.

While he was obviously unable to save Amy from her demons, Mitch was not one to coddle his little girl, or mince words about the issues she struggled with.

In the 2.5 months since she passed, he's been outspoken about her musical legacy, but also how young people must avoid falling victim to Amy's addictions.

He's also had some harsh words for Blake Fielder-Civil and praised Amy's last boyfriend, Reg Traviss. It will be interesting to see what his book will entail.

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Reg Traviss, boyfriend of the late Amy Winehouse, said in a new interview that before her passing, the pair were talking seriously about getting married.

This is the first we've heard of it, but who knows. Maybe they were.

Reg shed light on what their wedding might be like but said they had not set a date.

However, he says that both knew they were destined to be together forever ...

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Amy Winehouse and Reg Traviss in 2010.

"You might say that we were halfway through a conversation in our life together and then, suddenly, she disappeared," said Reg Traviss of his late lady love.

"Absolutely we had talked about getting married. It wasn't planned as in 'this is the date' but it was a topic of conversation and had been for some time."

Marriage or not, Reg's heart must truly be broken by Amy's death and he seems like he was a much better influence in her life than Blake Fielder-Civil.

Not that the bar was set particularly high, but still.

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It is both appropriate and sad that the video for “Body and Soul,” a duet by Tony Bennett and the late Amy Winehouse, has been released on her 28th birthday.

The duet, recorded earlier this year, would be Amy's final recording. The soul singer passed away in late July, possibly due to a seizure brought on by detoxing.

Watch her sing along with one of the all-time greats right here:

“Body and Soul” is one of many big-name collaborations on Duets II, set to be released next Tuesday. Lady Gaga, Michael Buble, Carrie Underwood, Aretha Franklin and other big stars team up with Bennett, who's still going strong at 85.

What do you think of his duet with Amy? Tell us below!

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Today is Amy Winehouse's 28th birthday.

Alas, the singer - like Jim Morrison, Janis Joplin, Jimi Hendrix and Kurt Cobain - never made it past 27. She tragically died in her London flat back in July.

On this occasion, we reflect on a star whose flame burned out far too soon, a victim of her addictions and certain nameless individuals who fed them.

RIP Amy Winehouse

R.I.P. Amy Winehouse (1983-2011).

While we would just as soon forget BLAKE FIELDER-CIVIL, Amy's musical legacy lives on. She transformed British music and influenced countless artists.

Leave comments with your favorite songs and memories of the modern day soul/jazz queen and click to enlarge some Amy Winehouse pics from our archives:

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  • Amy Winehouse, Fake Boobs
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  • Amy Winehouse Boob Job
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  • Lovely Amy Winehouse Photo
  • Amy Winehouse Steps Out
  • RIP Amy Winehouse (1983-2011)
  • Amy Winehouse Cleavage Shot
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While he wouldn't overtly put the blame on Blake Fielder-Civil (even though he basically already has), Amy Winehouse's father says he was "killing" her.

On Piers Morgan Tonight, Mitch Winehouse reflected again on the notorious druggie best known for introducing Amy Winehouse to cocaine and heroin.

He feels blaming Blake would be "stupid," but he did warn him that after what he's been through with his daughter, he wants nothing to do with him now.

Mitch With Amy Winehouse

Mitch explained that Blake Fielder-Civil, who is currently in jail for assault, and his mother have told media reports that they have tried to contact him.

Nothing of the sort has taken place, and he'd hang up if it did.

"His mother says that Blake's been trying to get in touch with me, but none of them have gotten in touch with me. Not that I'm not interested in them."

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Amy Winehouse's father Mitch is basically calling out Blake Fielder-Civil for killing his little girl by virtue of laying the groundwork for hard ass drug addiction.

Hey, it's not a hard sell to even the casual observer.

Mitch Winehouse feels that it was Blake Fielder-Civil who first introduced Ames to the hard drugs, specifically heroin, that ransacked her body for years.

Blake Fielder Civil With Amy Winehouse

In an interview with Anderson Cooper, Mitch is careful to say that he doesn't blame Amy's death on Blake, but reading between the lines, he likely does.

Were it not for Fielder-Civil, who's currently serving time for a burglary and firearm offense, Amy's life wouldn't have spiraled out of control so badly.

Mitch is adamant that Amy died of a seizure brought about by detoxing. If going OFF drugs and alcohol kills someone, that says a lot about their lifestyle.

Take it as a cautionary tale, Sarah Aspin.

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Amy Winehouse’s final recording turned out to be a collaboration with Tony Bennett on the classic song “Body & Soul” for his upcoming album, Duets II.

“Body & Soul” drops Wednesday with the full album - also featuring Lady Gaga, Aretha Franklin and Carrie Underwood - set for release this Friday.

Bennett recently spoke about recording with the late Amy Winehouse, who he saw as a kindred spirit carrying on an endangered musical legacy ...

Amy admitted she was nervous, but still seemed at ease working with one of her idols in Bennett, 85, on one of her dad Mitch’s favorite songs.

The feeling of admiration was mutual.

“What I love about Amy Winehouse is that, of all the singers since the Beatles, automatically you check everyone out who’s a lot younger, but there’s been such a big walk away from jazz,” Bennett told EW recently.

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Amy Winehouse died trying to save her own life.

That would be the argument of her father, Mitch Winehouse, who continues to make the case that withdrawal killed Amy, not a major drug overdose that many suspected for obvious reasons. The singer passed away in July at age 27.

Why is Mitch so certain this happened?

Rest in Peace Amy Winehouse

"Everything Amy did, she did to excess," he says on Anderson Cooper's new show Anderson, debuting tomorrow. "She drank to excess and did detox to excess."

It is true that no illegal drugs were found in his daughter's system.

However, Mitch believes his daughter likely suffered an overdose from a very powerful anti-anxiety drug and later suffered a fatal seizure during detox.

According to the singer's father, she was trying to get clean once and for all. Sadly, the rampant addictions she battled for years left her too weak.

The final cause of death is still pending an official inquest.

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Amy Winehouse's toxicology results have proven she was not on any sort of illegal drugs at the time of her death, according to her family members.

She had been drinking alcohol, however.

Amy's family says officials have not determined if the booze played a role in the soul singer's death. However, the lack of drugs - if true - is a surprise.

Troubled Singer

Amy Winehouse's substance abuse problem has been documented for years.

A rep from Scotland Yard told TMZ that the law enforcement agency has not yet received a copy of Winehouse's toxicology results from the coroner.

Amy was found dead in her London apartment July 23.

Her family swore she was off drugs at the time of her death, and even put out the theory that she died from alcohol withdrawal and/or seizures.

Here's what the Winehouses said in a statement:

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Monday night on his Symphonica tour in Prague, George Michael gave fans a rendition of Amy Winehouse's "Love is a Losing Game," then gave them a piece of very personal information - he and longtime partner Kevin Goss broke up.

"It's time to be honest," he said. "My love life has has been more turbulent than I've let on. This man has brought me a lot of joy and a lot of pain."

Michael then dedicated "Where I Hope You Are" to Goss.

As for Winehouse, it's no secret that George Michael was (and still is) a huge fan of the young star who passed away last month. He said:

"Amy was, in my opinion, the most soulful vocalist [we have] ever seen."

George urged Amy's label to re-release "Love is a Losing Game" in the wake of her passing, as it is "the way she should be remembered," and "as one of the greatest singer songwriters of all time, I hope she is at peace now."

His cover of the moving track (above) can only help that cause. R.I.P. Amy.

NOTE: Check out our gallery of Amy Winehouse pictures (1983-2011).

Amy Winehouse Biography

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Born
Birthplace
Southgate, London, England
Full Name
Amy Jade Winehouse

Amy Winehouse Quotes

Gorgeous as f-ck. You seen him before?

Amy Winehouse [on how Blake Fielder-Civil is doing in jail]

I want at least five kids. I want twins. Blake is gonna be the most amazing dad.

Amy Winehouse
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