Amy Winehouse died of alcohol poisoning today, five years ago at the age of 27. Still her light shines brightly as ever.
Amy whose life was trailed with controversy after controversy and negative headline of alcohol and drug abuse was found dead in her home in Camden Town, north London on July 23 2011.
At 27, the multiple Grammy award-winning singer sold over five-million-records worldwide, becoming one of the best singers in Britain and the world.
While having a recording session with Tony Bennett who she has mentioned as an idol of hers, Amy revealed in her last ever interview, “I’m not a natural born performer. I’m a natural singer, but I’m quite shy, really. You know what it’s like?”
“I don’t mean to be sentimental or soppy but its a little bit like being in love, when you can’t eat, you’re restless, it’s like that. But then the minute you go on stage, everything’s OK. The minute you start singing.” She concluded.
After her sad and untimely death, Tony Bennet joined stars and fans the world over in eulogizing her with his words describing her as an extraordinary musician.
Bennet said, “She was an extraordinary musician with a rare intuition as a vocalist.”
Amy’s bestfriend, Aisleyne Horgan-Wallace also shared a message on Twitter for her late-bestfriend as she expressed how much she missed the singer.
— AISLEYNE (@Aisleyne1) July 23, 2016
A British-made biopic titled Amy was made after the late-singer and it went on to win the reputable prize of Best Documentary Feature at this year’s Oscars though her father, Mitch Winehouse described the movie as a “sham”, according to MirrorUK.
Mitch said: “It’s gratifying to know that people still love Amy, and they love her music, and they love her as a person. But the anger around the film hasn’t abated. It’s just a very negative image and portrayal of Amy and her family.”
He wasn’t pleased the movie misrepresented Amy and cast her in a bad light while failing to mention the great things she had accomplished such as her clothes designs and philanthropy.
To celebrate her legacy and help raise money for her foundation, The Amy Winehouse Foundation, Mr Winehouse will be performing at London’s Pizza Express Jazz Club, Sunday, (July, 24) where he’ll be singing songs they both love.
Keep RIP Amy Winehouse, your legacy lives on in your music.