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Amy Winehouse’s mum shares heartbreaking tribute marking anniversary of stars death

Amy Winehouse’s mum shares heartbreaking tribute marking anniversary of stars death
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Amy Winehouse’s mum shares heartbreaking tribute marking anniversary of stars death


Amy Winehouse's mum shares heartbreaking tribute marking anniversary of stars death

 

 

Amy Winehouse’s mum shares heartbreaking tribute marking anniversary of stars death

 

The Back To Black singer was just 27 years old when she was found dead at her home in Camden, North London on July 23 2011 after a drinking binge.

 

Today marks nine years since the tragedy, and Janis Winehouse took to Twitter to remember her late daughter.

She shared a picture of a candle burning next to a pair of Amy’s designer high heeled shoes.

She captioned the picture simply: “Love Janis Xxx.”

 

 

Amy Winehouse's mum shares heartbreaking tribute marking anniversary of stars death

 

 

 

Janis was swamped with well wishes who offered their sympathies on the poignant anniversary, and she replied to many of their messages to thank them.

 

One fan wrote: “Thinking of you and the family,” and Janis replied: “Big thanks to you and all the wonderful winettes, love Janis xxx.”

The pop star had spent years battling addiction issues, and was found unconscious at her London townhouse by her bodyguard.

She was pronounced dead at the scene and an inquest later found she died from alcohol poisoning.

 

Winehouse was found to have had more than five times the legal drink drive limit of alcohol in her system and a ruling of death by misadventure was given.

Her death made the singer part of the notorious “27 Club” – a group of famous musicians who all died at the age of 27 including Kurt Cobain and Janis Joplin.

Since the tragedy, her family launched the Amy Winehouse Foundation in her memory to help vulnerable or disadvantaged young people.

 

Amy Winehouse was only 19 when she signed her first record deal. A year later, her debut album “Frank” was released in 2004 and immediately reached number 3 on the British charts. Not only did Amy sing, she also wrote about her life. On Frank she processed the relationship with her ex-boyfriend.

Amy was a white woman with a black soul voice, the critics enthused. She herself was inspired by the 1960s, calling Sarah Vaughan, Dinah Washington and Ella Fitzgerald her role models. The idiosyncratic singer also adapted a sixties fashion aesthetic with trademark beehive hairstyle and thick eyeliner.

But her mega success was coupled with increasing discomfort on stage and a fear of performing in front of large audiences. Perhaps to compensate, she began to roam the clubs and bars after concerts and drowned the pressure to perform in alcohol.

 

On one of her pub crawls, Amy met the heroin-addicted Blake Fielder-Civil and instantly fell for him. With her new lover she plunged more and more often into drug and alcohol excesses. When he left her after a few months, Winehouse was devastated and sang about their tumultuous relationship on the album Back To Black. The album earned her five Grammy awards and finally made her a world star.

But it was the song “Rehab” — about the unsuccessful attempt by her father and her manager to put Winehouse in a rehabilitation clinic — that dominated the charts. She wrote the song in a couple of hours and it became an anthem for a generation of young tortured souls.

 

“She could bring songs to life like no other,” wrote an English journalist after her death. “But she was unable to live her own life.”

 

 

 

 

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Post by: Sammi Swinton


 

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