Amy Winehouse Documentary Trailer: Released, Heartbreaking

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It's been almost four years since Amy Winehouse died from alcohol poisoning, and of all the stars who tragically joined the "27 club," few make us wonder what might have been quite like Amy.

The singer had become an international sensation with Back to Black just a few years prior to her death, and many expected her to mature into one of the great singer/songwriters of the 21st Century.

Unfortunately, Amy's struggles with drugs and drinking prevented her from ever recording a follow-up, and in July of 2011, she was found dead in her London home.

Now, award-winnning director Asif Kapadia is paying tribute to the woman with the unforgettable beehive 'do and one-of-a-kind voice with a documentary that chronicles Winehouse's meteoric rise and devastating fall:

"I'm not a girl trying to be a star," a young Amy tells an interviewer at one point.

Asked how famous she thinks she'll become, Winehouse shyly replies, "I don't. I don't think I'm going to be at all famous. I don't think I could handle it. I think I would go mad."

It's a side of the music legend that few fans ever saw, or even knew existed.

With her myriad tattoos and rebellious image, it was hard - at the height of her fame - to imagine Amy as anything other than bold, brash and endlessly self-assured.

As her struggles and tragic demise later reminded us, however, the spotlight never suited Winehouse, and her insecurities would eventually consume her.

Toward the end of her life, Amy became better-known for her tabloid misadventures than for her remarkable talent.

Hopefully, Kapadia's film (due for release this summer) will remind the world of the genius that was so often overshadowed by her self-destructive tendencies.

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Amy Winehouse Biography

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Amy Winehouse is talented British singer and train wreck. This R&B / soul crooner, who's perhaps best known for her songs "Rehab" and... More »
Born
Birthplace
Southgate, London, England
Full Name
Amy Jade Winehouse

Amy Winehouse Quotes

Gorgeous as f-ck. You seen him before?

Amy Winehouse [on how Blake Fielder-Civil is doing in jail]

I want at least five kids. I want twins. Blake is gonna be the most amazing dad.

Amy Winehouse