FILE PHOTO: British pop singer Amy Winehouse performs through the Glastonbury music competition in Somerset, south-west England June 22, 2007. REUTERS/Dylan Martinez/File Picture
July 21, 2021
By Marie-Louise Gumuchian
LONDON (Reuters) – Amy Winehouse’s household and associates look again on her life in a brand new documentary marking 10 years for the reason that singer’s loss of life, with harrowing accounts of her rise to international fame and struggles with dependancy.
Narrated by her mom Janis Winehouse-Collins, “Reclaiming Amy” options dwelling footage, household footage and interviews with shut associates who recall the six-time Grammy Award winner’s happier in addition to darker occasions.
Winehouse-Collins, who has a number of sclerosis (MS), has not often spoken about her daughter publicly however shares her model of occasions within the documentary, which was commissioned by Britain’s BBC Two and BBC Music and can air on Friday.
“It’s solely wanting again now that I realise how little we understood,” Winehouse-Collins says within the movie. “She was liable to dependancy, she couldn’t cease herself. It’s a really merciless beast.”
Winehouse, who struggled with drink and drug issues by means of a lot of her profession, died from alcohol poisoning at her north London dwelling on July 23, 2011. She was 27.
Thought of one of the vital proficient singers of her era with hits together with “Rehab” and “Again to Black”, her premature loss of life shook the music world.
“I look again and there’s a number of issues I want I’d have finished in another way,” says her father Mitch Winehouse, who has confronted criticism within the media over the singer’s struggles.
“You couldn’t inform her to do one thing or not do one thing … no one managed Amy. Amy was the governor.”
The documentary, which addresses Winehouse’s relationships, bulimia and psychological well being points, particulars her household and associates’ powerless makes an attempt to assist her.
“Behind closed doorways, we have been all making an attempt to take care of the ability of her dependancy,” says Winehouse-Collins. “As her well being received worse, my MS progressed. I couldn’t assist her.”
In happier moments, Winehouse-Collins reads her daughter’s college report playing cards, which famous her love of performing.
“Even when she’s not right here, she’s right here,” Winehouse-Collins says as she visits her daughter’s headstone. “At all times one to observe over me.”
(Reporting by Marie-Louise Gumuchian; Modifying by Giles Elgood)