Did everything I could to save Amy: Mitch Winehouse

Last Updated: Jul 08, 2012, 11:28 AM IST

London: Amy Winehouse`s father Mitch says he desperately tried to guide his daughter away from the path of drug and alcohol fuelled self-destruction before her untimely death last year at the age of 27.

Mitch has recently published a tell-all book about his daughter and he said that he and his family couldn`t have done any more to help the troubled star beat her drink and drug demons, reported a website.

"We did everything we could, other than kidnapping her and locking her in a room. You can`t do that," he said.

In a bid to maintain the good name of his daughter, Mitch has set up the Amy Winehouse Foundation, which aims to help disadvantaged young people.

He said that he saw the foundation as something to maintain her legacy of Amy.

"Amy didn`t leave a list of instructions but we know she loved kids and we`re trying to help as many as we can," he added.