Winehouse’s family disassociates from Amy, an upcoming documentary based on her life.
The Winehouse family would like to disassociate themselves from the forthcoming film about their much missed and beloved Amy…They feel that the film is a missed opportunity to celebrate her life and talent and that it is both misleading and contains some basic untruths. There are specific allegations made against family and management that are unfounded and unbalanced.
The foundation created in Winehouse’s memory launchesa drug and alcohol awareness scheme in Bournemouth secondary schools. Janis Winehouse, the mother of the deceased music star, said those involved in the initiative have the experience to really make a difference:
These people will be able to tell it like it is and this is where it brings it home. The foundation is giving these people the opportunity of employment and the chance to turn their lives around. It is the first step back into real life
Mitch Winehouse , who runs the foundation:
It is difficult because it’s bitter sweet because obviously we wish Amy was here but she is not so we have to make the best of a bad job.
During his Mayoral farewell speech, Camden Councillor Jonathan Simpson pays tribute to Winehouse. Simpson’s chosen charity is the Amy Winehouse Foundation, for which he breaks the record for most money raised in a year. In his speech he says
…the Queen of Camden’s legacy is going to live on for many, many years and it’s been a privilege supporting it.
In response to former Mayor Jonathan Simpson’s tribute, the Amy Winehouse Foundation create a thank-you video. The video is a collaboration of various foundation individuals giving their personal thanks. Foundation member, Rowan Carnihan:
He has given his all -- and some to his work with the Foundation. We’ve been so lucky to have him.
Winehouse’s mother criticizes Blake Fielder-Civil for giving an interview at her grave. Janis Winehouse feels that his actions, alongside the fact he failed to wear a kippah at the Jewish cemetery were disrespectful to their religion. Liberal Judaism, owners of the section of the cemetery, have apologized to the family.
Blake Fielder-Civil visits the grave of Amy Winehouse
A London coroner rules Winehouse’s death cause by alcohol overdose. Despite noting that:
[Winehouse was an] intelligent, determined young woman who, at times, was able to successful abstain from alcohol.
she ruled that her death was “death by misadventure,” and noted that the inquest said Winehouse was more than five times over the legal limit, and that two large bottles and one small bottle of vodka were found in the bedroom of her London home. Winehouse’s parents were in the court to hear the verdict.
Winehouse appears on the cover of People after dying of a drug addiction. Although she was talented, many speculated that her life would end early if she didn’t seek help.
Up until a couple of months ago, she was doing really well. And then she had a step backward and it spiraled. After the June incident, her European tour was canceled, and she retreated to her London home. She kind of became a recluse and spent most days at home writing.
Police are called to Winehouse’s Camden Square apartment after calls reporting a deceased woman. Police state it is too soon to know if Winehouse died due to a drug overdose. Winehouse dies at age 27, the same age as Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, Jim Morrison and Kurt Cobain.
A London judge grants the singer and her husband a divorce. Fielder- Civil filed due to Winehouse’s adultery, which she admits. He says that it became intolerable to live with her. Their divorce will be final in six weeks.
Amy Winehouse releases debut album, Frank on Island Records. Produced by Salaam Remi, the majority of the songs are co-written by Winehouse. The album is a mix of jazz, pop, soul, and hip-hop. Singles from the album include “In my bed”, “You sent me flying” and “Help yourself”. Aside from being critically acclaimed, the album is nominated for various awards.
Amy Jade Winehouse is born in Chase Farm Hospital to Mitchell Winehouse, a taxi driver, and Janis Winehouse (née Seaton) a pharmacist. The family lives in London’s Southgate area. She attends the Susi Earnshaw Theatre school at age 9. She changes to Sylvia Young theatre school, she is expelled for piercing her nose and being rebellious at age 14.
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