July 16, 2012 04:16:09 GMT
Mitch Winehouse says that he is open to the idea of a holographic Amy 'to keep her memory alive.'
After a digitally-rendered hologram of Tupac Shakur appeared at this year's Coachella music festival in California, talks of other deceased artists being resurrected have come up here and there. This time, an Amy Winehouse hologram is in the center of these talks.
The late singer's father, Mitch, spoke to Britain's The Sun and expressed his desire to keep his daughter's music career alive for the fans. He said, "The most important thing to Amy was the music and I'm sure a lot of people would like to hear her sing again. It depends on what Amy's fans want as a way to keep her memory alive. If it's a book, an album or a hologram, then so be it."
Although he's open to the idea, the Winehouse patriarch personally does not want to witness it. "I can't watch Amy on TV or listen to her songs, it's really difficult," he explained.
Following the singer's sudden death at 27 years old, her family has set up a charitable trust named The Amy Winehouse Foundation. The foundation aims to help "young people, especially those who are in need by reason of ill health, disability, financial disadvantage or addiction." The organization is planning a show to honor the late star but it is unknown if the hologram will be featured in it.
A posthumous album from the singer titled "Lioness: Hidden Treasures" was also released last December and debuted at No. 5 on the Billboard 200. The proceeds from the album were used to aid the said foundation.