Amy Winehouse touring as a hologram? No no no

Amy Winehouse touring as a hologram? No no no

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In this Aug. 5, 2007 file photo, British singer Amy Winehouse performs at Lollapalooza at Grant Park in Chicago. The singer was found dead Saturday, July 23, 2011, by ambulance crews who were called to her home in north London's Camden area. She was 27. (AP Photo/Brian Kersey, File)

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by Edna Gundersen, USA TODAY

USA TODAY

Posted on April 2, 2014 at 9:01 AM

Plans to stage an Amy Winehouse world tour via hologram technology have been shelved after the singer's father protested.

Alki David, CEO of FilmOn, stirred controversy when he announced his intention to resurrect the late Rehab star in the form of a hologram that would perform her hits with an orchestra at shows around the globe.

After the singer's father, Mitch Winehouse, called the proposal "utter rubbish," David backed down and scrapped the idea.

He told TV Mix, "Our London office was in negotiations with the managers of Amy's music and image to bring something the world craved — closeness with the beloved artist and her voice. But I have no desire to cause her family any duress, and have withdrawn all offers to the family to make this happen."

David is considering launching hologram tours with the likenesses of other stars, including Flo Rida, who is very much alive.

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