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Amy Winehouse gave the world some incredible hits.

Back to Black was a mix of lyrical genius, raw emotion and jazzy pop.

Sadly, the singer lost her life in 2011 to alcohol poisoning at just 27-years-old.

Overshadowing her tragic and untimely death were articles surrounding her ex-husband, Blake Fielder-Civil and their 'drug-filled' marriage.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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At that time, many people criticised Blake for "cashing-in" on Amy's death by selling stories, but he soon faded from the public eye.

That's why we were surprised to see him on Good Morning Britain.

The 36-year-old defended himself about the stories he sold in 2011 and their drug-use.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Blake said that their dependency on the substances had been exaggerated by the press.

"The drug thing has been attributed to me for years. Me and Amy only used drugs together maybe six months of our marriage. I did heroin maybe four or five times."

He also added that he felt he was the only one who has owned up in contributing to the star's death.

“I feel I am the only person who has ever taken responsibility. I feel that there has been a certain sort of shift in the blame to other parties, but I feel that I always took responsibility before that. Amy didn’t do anything Amy didn’t want to do," he said.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Blake continued to defend his actions when Piers Morgan suggested that he had made money from Amy's death by selling the stories about their marriage.

“The story that I sold was more about me taking responsibility for Amy’s situation at the time," he explained.

“To call it cashing in is a bit misleading. I would have done it without any payment. The reasons that I ended up taking money was that I had been in a situation or through my own sort of doing, where I found it really hard to get a job for a long time. I couldn't really earn money any other way,” he added.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Blake has moved on and is in a relationship, and has two children.

Although he admits that he still harbours feelings for the singer.

We don't really know how we feel about this one but we certainly do miss Amy.

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There’s no doubt that Amy Winehouse was a legendary singer.

She left her mark on music, paving the way for many singers to follow in her footsteps.

And now, due to modern technology, it appears she will be touring once again – as a hologram of course.

It has been seven years since her passing and to commemorate her talent, her hologram is set to continue her legacy.

She will be backed by a live band, backup singers, and stage effects as well – everything is as her previous performances were.

The tour was announced by Amy’s father Mitch and Base Hologram CEO of productions Marty Tudor at the Amy Winehouse Foundation’s annual gala in London.

Her father reminisced on his daughter’s musical talents and achievements, stating that he believes the tour to be a fantastic idea.

“This is a dream for us,” he said. “To see her perform again is something special that really can’t be put into words.

“Our daughter’s music touched the lives of millions of people and it means everything that her legacy will continue in this innovative and groundbreaking way.”

He said that proceeds from the tour will go towards the Amy Winehouse Foundation.

The foundation is dedicated to helping prevent the effects of drug and alcohol misuse on young people and to support, inform and inspire vulnerable and disadvantaged young people to help them reach their full potential.

The world tour will take place next year and has already excited Amy’s dedicated fans all over the globe.

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A musical celebrating the life of Amy Winehouse could be hitting London's West End sooner rather than later.

According to The Sun, Mitch Winehouse, father of the late singer, spoke about the possibility at a recent Amy Winehouse Foundation Gala.

“A musical celebrating her life and music is being talked about for the near future, “ he said.

“It is something I’d really like to happen and I’ve said I’m happy for it to go ahead.”

The stage show would be a high-quality West End production which would show Amy “for what she was.”

“There’s so much more to her than just the drugs and the alcohol,” he added.

“We want to do something positive about how she developed her music.”

“What we don’t hear is that she was clean of drugs for three years when she died.”

The Rehab singer, who struggled with drug and alcohol dependence throughout her adult life, died of alcohol poisoning at her home in London on July 23, 2011.

The Amy Winehouse Foundation is a charitable organisation, set up by the singer's family, which helps young people combat drug and alcohol abuse.

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It has been six years since the world lost a musical icon in the form of Amy Winehouse. 

The unique, poignant, and infinitely talented woman had her life cut short, and has been missed by the music community, and the public at large, ever since. 

Russell Brand has penned a touching tribute to the late star on his website, and his words are both moving and refreshingly real.

 

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'I’ve known Amy Winehouse for years,' he begins his anecdotal tribute

When I first met her around Camden she was just some twit in a pink satin jacket shuffling round bars with mutual friends, most of whom were in cool indie bands or peripheral Camden figures Withnail-ing their way through life on impotent charisma.'

He begins his tribute by making reference to his own past of drug taking.

'I was myself at that time barely out of rehab and was thirstily seeking less complicated women so I barely reflected on the now glaringly obvious fact that Winehouse and I shared an affliction, the disease of addiction.'

'All addicts, regardless of the substance or their social status share a consistent and obvious symptom; they’re not quite present when you talk to them.'

'They communicate to you through a barely discernible but unignorable veil,' he wrote

 

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He spoke of his awe of Amy and her great and undeniable talent.

'The awe that envelops when witnessing a genius. From her oddly dainty presence that voice, a voice that seemed not to come from her but from somewhere beyond even Billie and Ella, from the font of all greatness.'

'A voice that was filled with such power and pain that it was at once entirely human yet laced with the divine.'

 

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'My ears, my mouth, my heart and mind all instantly opened.'

'We have lost a beautiful and talented woman to this disease.'

Brand finished his tribute by addressing the way in which society, health services and the government deals with addiction.

'We need to review the way society treats addicts, not as criminals but as sick people in need of care,' he said, ending his call to action

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Rumer Willis has had a bunch of small movie and TV roles in the past but has now turned to music.

She's currently on her Over The Love tour in the US and stopped by Sway in the Morning radio show during the week.

After chatting to the hosts for a while, she began to sing, and it's safe to say nobody thought she had a voice that amazing!

She blasted out Amy Winehouse's You Know I'm No Good and totally blew everyone away.

We think Rumer should definitely stick with music from now on.

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The death of Amy WInehouse in 2011 sent shock waves throughout the music industry.

Widely considered one of the most talented singer/ songwriters of her generation, her passing five years ago left a void which has yet to be filled by any other.

And while many would consider Adele on par with the late singer, the When We Were Young singer is keen to remind the public that if it wasn't for Amy's influence, it's unlikely we would have ever heard of her.

Speaking to her audience during her sold-out TD Garden Arena concert in Boston this week, Adele insisted: "I feel like I owe 90 percent of my career to her,"

Paying tribute to the singer on what would have been her 33rd birthday, Adele continued: "Because of her, I picked up a guitar and because of her, I wrote my own songs."

"The songs I got signed on were the songs that I wrote completely on my own – if it wasn't for her, that wouldn't have happened. Her first album, Frank, it really changed my life."

Recalling the influence Amy had on her as an aspiring performer, the mum-of-one added: "I'd see her on TV or in magazine shoots with a pink electric guitar," she continued to the cheering crowd, "I used to think she was the coolest motherf****r on the face of the Earth."

Amy was one of a long line of musicians who died at the age of 27.

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It has been more than five years since Amy Winehouse's untimely death, and those close to her continue to find ways to honour her memory.

The Amy Winehouse Foundation was founded by Amy's parents back in 2014, on what would have been the late singer's 28th birthday.

The foundation has since teamed up with Centra Care and Support to provide a new women-only recovery home in London for those battling with drug and alcohol addiction.

Amy's Place will provide a lasting legacy of support for women who wish to reintegrate into society and build a "fulfilling life" for themselves. 

As part of the programme, women will be housed in one of 12-self-contained apartments that are part of Amy's House, and will be given shared control over services that will aid their recovery.

Amy's mother, Janis Winehouse stated that “This project will make such a profound difference to so many young women, enabling them to have a safe environment in which to re-build their lives."

Amy Winehouse passed away in her Camden home in 2011, when she was just 27, having experienced accidental alcohol poisoning.

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The exceptional documentary film, Amy, won Best Documentary Film at the Oscars last weekend but there was one person who was not at all happy about it. 

Mitch Winehouse, the father of the late Amy Winehouse who is the subject of the critically acclaimed documentary, has been vocal about his criticisms of the film ever since the movie came out. 

And it seems his views have not changed despite the piece scooping up a gong at the prestigious awards ceremony. 

In awkward scenes on the Today Show, Mitch spoke via video-link to hosts Maura Derrane and Dáithí Ó Sé but he was not in the best of moods. 

First he was not exactly impressed that the presenters had not taken the time to watch the movie before having a go at their interviewing technique. 

"Are you gonna let me speak? You keep talking across me?"

We reckon there may have been a few second delay on the video coming through to the studio but it still made for a pretty awkward interview. 

Watch footage below:

 

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A new clip has just been released from the upcoming documentary, Amy, which tells the story of the life and tragic demise of one of the world’s most talented musicians.

While the film comes out 3 July, a short video has just been released that shows a 14-year-old Amy Winehouse singing Happy Birthday – and it is absolutely stunning.

Proving that she had an unmistakable talent from an incredibly young age, the clip is just one of many that features in the forthcoming film.

The movie is directed by Asif Kapadia who takes an in-depth look at Amy’s life and the all the factors that led to her untimely death.

“I honestly think 50 things killed her,” Mr Kapadia admitted to E! “It’s no simple thing. It’s everything. It’s her situation at home. It’s her family, her relationships, it’s her boyfriend, it’s no self-esteem… not feeling enough love to love herself and to care about herself. Everything.”

The film has already had its fair share of controversy with Amy’s father denouncing it and saying it deliberately makes him look bad.  

Amy, who was the first British female artist to win five Grammys, tragically died in 2011 at the age of 27 from accidental alcohol poisoning. 

 

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Just two days after the long-awaited Amy Winehouse biopic premiered at the Cannes Film Festival, the late singer's ex-husband has spoken out about his relationship with the star.

Amy married Blake Fielder-Civil in 2007, and the pair divorced two years later. However Blake now alleges that his ex-wife never wanted a divorce, and that her signature on the divorce papers was "clearly" faked.

"There was a manic insistence from her family and friends to sign the divorce papers," Blake told The Sun.

"[Amy and I] spoke on the phone and she didn’t want the divorce. A week later the papers were there in front of me and it was clear it wasn’t her signature," he added.

Blake says he didn't speak up about his suspicions until now as he knew Amy's family wanted her to go ahead with the divorce no matter what. "I was so eager to get it over with and prove I wasn’t after her money, as her family kept saying, so I signed it," he explained.

Former drug addict Blake says he believes it was "months" before the Back To Black singer even knew the pair were officially divorced. Amy died in 2011 from accidental alcohol poisoning, aged just 27.

Blake has openly admitted that he was the one who introduced Amy to crack cocaine and heroin, leading to a hard drug habit she constantly struggled to kick.

Amy's family have already slated film director Asif Kapadia for his "misleading" portrayal of Amy's life in the new biopic, though the director said he worked hard to ensure the film was objective.

Speaking about the film, Blake said, "The only one who should come out well is Amy. We are all to blame because at the end of the day, a beautiful, rich, successful young woman has passed away."

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The family of Amy Winehouse are not pleased with the new documentary about the life of the late singer.

The documentary, Amy, is set to get its debut screening in May at the Cannes Film Festival, but her family do not want to be associated with it because it is "misleading" and "contains some basic untruths".

A spokesman for the Winehouse family said they "would like to disassociate themselves from the forthcoming film about their much missed and beloved Amy", because they claim that it is "misleading and contains some basic untruths".

They believe the documentary does not show the "huge effort from all concerned to help Amy at all stages".

Winehouse's father, Mitch, 64, told The Sun On Sunday: "I felt sick when I watched it for the first time. Amy would be furious. This is not what she would have wanted." 

The spokesperson also said: "The narrative is formed by the testimony of a narrow sample of Amy's associates, many of whom had nothing to do with her in the last years of her life. Counter views expressed to the filmmakers did not make the final cut." 

The role of Blake Fielder-Civil in Amy's life is also not fully acknowledged. 

The talented singer died in July 2011, aged 27, due to alcohol poisoning, after previous battles with drugs and alcohol

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The first official teaser trailer for the Amy Winehouse documentary has been released. 

Created by the makers of the BAFTA-award winning SENNA, AMY contains much archival footage of the tragic singer that many fans will never have seen. 

From the beginnings of a glittering career, to her demise from alcohol, the documentary tracks Amy's life and features her own thoughts on fame: "I don't think I'm going to be at all famous. I don't think I could handle it. I would probably go mad, d'ya know what I mean, I'd go mad."

Amy passed away aged just 27 in the summer of 2011. 

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