Showbiz and the entertainment industry is a very complicated thing and, while some people take to being famous in their stride, there are others who struggle to cope with the fame and fortune and soon get sucked into the evil temptations that comes with being a huge global star. We have lost many stars to drink and drugs over the years and there will no doubt be many more in the future.
One of the most talented stars that we have lost to the evil temptations of the entertainment industry, is the hugely talented singer Amy Winehouse, who passed away from accidental alcohol poisoning back in July 2011. Now, her father Mitch Winehouse has opened up about his life without Amy, claiming that he often still speaks to her and can feel her presence around him.
Mitch told the British newspaper The Sun, "She's standing next to me, every time I go out on that stage. She's there all right, I feel her, sense her. She's in here now saying, 'Just get on with it, Dad'. I'm always speaking to her, all day, every day. Her passing was a mistake and at first she was very angry and upset -- I could feel that -- but now she's more settled."
Since Amy Winehouse passed away over three years ago, Mitch Winehouse decided to put together the Amy Winehouse Foundation, which works at helping to train recovering alcoholics to make guest appearances in schools, where they open up about their experiences over the years. Well done Mitch and we wish you all the best it.