To mark the 30th birthday of the sadly deceased Grammy Award winning singer/songwriter, Amy Winehouse, an exhibition of photographs and street art featuring the star is on display at the Proud Gallery in Camden Town, London – where she lived and died.
Amy passed away from alcohol poisoning on the 23 July 2011 aged just 27.
Her parents Janis and Mitch attended the opening of the exhibition, which will raise money for the Amy Winehouse Foundation, a charity set up to educate people on the dangers of drug and alcohol abuse.
Mitch Winehouse said it was difficult to look at some of the pictures of his dead daughter: “There’s a lot of beautiful photographs and lovely paintings, but they’re very… some of them are quite painful because they’re very personal. We get letters everyday from young people and old people that say that Amy changed their lives. People who were in the midst of addiction, dealt with their addiction because of Amy’s passing. Amy’s having a positive effect on many thousands of people, young and old, since her passing and you can’t ask for more than that, really.”
The singer’s 2006 album ‘Back to Black’ was nominated for six Grammy Awards and won five, becoming the first British female artist to do so.