Amy Winehouse's father to create foundation in her name

LONDON - FEBRUARY 10: British singer Amy Winehouse sits with her father Mitch as they await news of her Grammy Award at The Riverside Studios for the 50th Grammy Awards ceremony on February 10, 2008 in London, England. (Photo by Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images for NARAS) Peter Macdiarmid

Amy Winehouse sits with her father, Mitch, as they await news of her Grammy Award on Feb. 10, 2008, in London.
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(CBS) Amy Winehouse's father wants to create a foundation in his daughter's name to help people struggling with addiction.

British Member of Parliament Keith Vaz has offered to help Mitch Winehouse with his plans, BBC News reports.

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Vaz said, "I am very happy to help Mitch in any way I can with his important campaign to help rehabilitate those most vulnerable in our society."

At the singer's funeral on Tuesday, Mitch Winehouse said that his daughter had "conquered" her drug addiction and had been "trying hard to deal with her drinking."

He added that she had told him of her plans to get sober, saying, "Dad I've had enough, I can't stand the look on your and the family's faces any more," BBC News reports.

Amy Winehouse was found dead in her London home on Saturday, at the age of 27. An autopsy conducted Monday failed to determine a cause of death, and the coroner is looking for toxicology tests, which take several weeks, to provide more information.

The singer's family reportedly believes she died from alcohol withdrawal.

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  • Jessica Derschowitz

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