Amy Winehouse’s mother tweeted a heartwarming tribute to her daughter on the ninth anniversary of her death.
Janis Winehouse took to Twitter on Thursday to share a photo of Amy’s beige Christian Louboutin slingback heels, which she’d placed next to a candle. She penned alongside the photo, ‘Love Janis Xxx.’
The Back To Black singer tragically passed away on 23 July in 2011. The British singer was just 27 years old when she was found dead in her Camden home. Her death was ruled as severe alcohol poisoning, following years of drugs and alcohol abuse.
“Her impact and presence are still felt years on”
The BRIT Awards also paid tribute to the icon, who had some remarkable performances on stage. Their post read: “Today marks 9 years since the deeply saddening death of Amy Winehouse. Her impact and presence are still felt years on and we feel honoured to have had her perform on our stage. And to have presented her with the British Female Solo Artist award in 2007.”
Amy’s friend and Big Brother star Aisleyne Horgan-Wallace, also took to twitter to share some kind words about the singer. “Today I reflect on you. Amy. But we all lost you, even those who never met you, lost you. Kindness, cuteness, wit, charm, magical, sensitive, strong, all of these things, you are, you were, u will forever be… I MISSSSS YOU.”
Musician Tony Benett, who collaborated with Winehouse on a Duet album, remembered the singer. “Amy was born with the spirit of jazz and her voice inspired countless others to keep the music alive,” tweeted Bennett. “Remembering a sensational voice and a dear friend on the anniversary of her passing.”
Fans joined Janis in honoring the musician, and penned their own tributes to the late singer. One fan wrote, “Sending so much love Janis, she’ll always be remembered for her beautiful, contagious smile and laugh.”
Amy’s Rise To Fame and Her Battle with Drug and Alcohol Abuse
Amy’s rise to fame will go down in history. The singer released her debut album, Frank, in 2003, after which she only saw critical and commercial success.
Three years later, Amy released her iconic album, Back To Black, featuring the singles Rehab and You Know I’m No Good. It went on to become the biggest selling album in the UK in 2007 and she even won a Grammy for record of the year, for Rehab.
In her lifetime, Winehouse became one of the most celebrated singers of the past decade, selling millions of albums and winning five Grammy Awards.
“Her blood alcohol level was more than five times the legal drink driving limit”
However, sadly, the icon’s dazzling career was tainted when she fell into the clutches of alcohol and drug addiction. As she ascended further higher on the fame ladder she was haunted by her demons of drinking, drugs and eating disorders. Which her brother Alex, insists, contributed to her death.
In the years before her death, the singer was repeatedly criticized for being intoxicated during concerts, forgetting lyrics and storming off stage. When Winehouse was found dead at her home, tests showed that her blood alcohol level was more than five times the legal drink driving limit. It caused her to become comatose and depress her respiratory system.
A possible Amy Winehouse Biopic?
According to Reports, a biopic on Amy’s life is also in the making. Her father Mitch Winehouse has revealed that it will mostly likely be released in “a year or two.”
Mitch also stated that the film will offer a truthful portrayal of the singer’s life. “It’s something we’re very much looking forward to. To re-introduce people to Amy, but the real Amy. The one who loved people and was loved and had people all around her. A real positive image of Amy.”
This comes after he previously hit out at Asif Kapadia’s 2015 Oscar Winning documentary Amy, for its “misleading” portrayal of the relationship between him and his daughter.
When asked if the film will follow Oscar-winning biopics like, Bohemian Rhapsody and Rocketman, he replied, “A different story of course. But it will be going along similar lines I guess, although we haven’t got that far. It’s all very exciting.”
In the wake of her daughter’s death, Janis co-founded a charitable organisation along with her family, called, The Amy Winehouse Foundation. It’s main goal is to inform and support young people in relation to addiction and mental health.
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