Amy Winehouse

Amy Winehouse added to Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

By Anna Behrmann, January 8, 2015

Amy Winehouse has been recognised with an entry in the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography.

The multi-award-winning singer, who died on July 23 2011, has had her biography added to the online national record. The catalogue lists details of the lives of deceased men and women who have shaped British culture and history worldwide.


Statue of Amy Winehouse unveiled in London

By Rosa Doherty, September 15, 2014

A statue in memory of Amy Winehouse has been unveiled in London.

The bronze sculpture showcases the star’s signature beehive hairstyle, star of David necklace and a red rose in her hair.

The memorial was placed in the Stables Market in Camden to commemorate the Back to Black singer, who died three years ago of alcohol poisoning aged 27.


Amy Winehouse's family attacks ex-husband over graveside interview

By Rosa Doherty, April 28, 2014

Amy Winehouse’s mother has criticised the late singer's ex husband for disrespecting the Jewish faith after he was filmed giving an interview at her grave.

Janis Winehouse said Blake Fielder-Civil's action, alongside his failure to wear a kippah at the Jewish cemetery, had disgusted her.

She said: “To film beside a grave shows total disrespect. I want nothing to do with this.


Amy Whinehouse card sold for charity

By Sandy Rashty, January 10, 2014

A birthday card, handmade by late pop-star Amy Winehouse for her mother Janis, has been sold for £200.

The green card with a cartoon image of Mrs Winehouse, decorated by a 12-year-old Amy, was auctioned on eBay to raise money for the Multiple Sclerosis Society.


Amy Winehouse’s heartache revealed in Valentine’s card

By Rosa Doherty, December 5, 2013

Amy Winehouse’s devotion to her ex-husband, Blake Fielder-Civil, has been revealed in previously unseen love letters that are being put up for auction.

In one, a Valentine’s Card sent to Fielder-Civil while he was in prison after a conviction for assault, the singer writes he is “an ache in my guts. I belong to you. I always have”.


A hit record of Amy’s earlier life and times

By Jennifer Lipman, July 4, 2013

In the two years since her premature death, interest in Amy Winehouse’s music and colourful life has hardly waned. A film is in the works. Her songs still receive plentiful airplay. And she continues to be cited as a cautionary tale on the perils of excess.


London exhibition to celebrate Amy Winehouse as family girl

By Jennifer Lipman, May 10, 2013

Previously unseen photographs of Amy Winehouse at her brother's barmitzvah, along with childhood treasures and examples of her distinctive outfits, are to form part of the first major exhibition celebrating the singer's work and highlighting her Jewish heritage.


Amy Winehouse documentary OK, says family

By Jennifer Lipman, April 26, 2013

Amy Winehouse's life story is to be retold on film after her family gave permission for a production team to start work on a biopic.


Amy Winehouse’s father hits out at Beyoncé over cover track

By Sandy Rashty, April 5, 2013

Late Jewish singing sensation Amy Winehouse is known for her top selling 'Back to Black' single – and international star Beyoncé Knowles has now released a cover of the hit. But not everyone is happy about it.

Mitch Winehouse, the late star’s father, said that he had not been consulted on the release of the cover that can now be heard on The Great Gatsby film trailer.


Amy Winehouse death due to alcohol poisoning

By Jennifer Lipman, January 8, 2013

A second inquest has confirmed that singer Amy Winehouse died from accidental alcohol poisoning.

The musician, who was found dead in her Camden home at the age of 27, died in July 2011.

An inquest the following October revealed the cause of death to be "misadventure" and accidental alcohol poisoning.