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Danish play 'Amy' commemorating Amy Winehouse is scrapped due to the opposition of Mitch Winehouse

By Slater Katz,

Amy Winehouse’s death by alcohol poising last July left the world in a tearful shock. The 33-year-old artist indefinitely made her mark on music, and efforts to memorialize her life are constant; most notable was the Danish play “Amy” commemorating her life.

Unfortunately, the play has been scratched due to the opposition of Mitch Winehouse, Amy’s father. According to The Associated Press, “Koda [Danish copyright agency] said that Winehouse's father, Mitch Winehouse, objected to the use of any of her music, photos or belongings but gave no reason why, Hylten-Cavallus [Koda spokesman] said.”

According to the Rolling Stone, the script was the product of the collaboration of 11 Danish playwrights and was concentrated on ‘the singer's troubles with drugs and alcohol and "the enormous pressure a sensationalist public put on a young superstar when her problems began."’

It’s a real shame, as the play was to contain content from interviews, concert film, letters and articles to create a one-of-a-kind memorial for the one-of-a-kind musician.

The play was set to open Jan. 30th in Denmark’s The Royal Theater.

Photo courtesy of INFDaily.

 
 

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