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12 Years Later, We're Still Dishonoring Amy Winehouse

Lisa Whittington-Hill at the Walrus contrasts Winehouse's reputation with that of Kurt Cobain

(Newser) - Amy Winehouse died 12 years ago this month at 27, done in by her addictions. The same was true of Kurt Cobain. But in a piece at the Walrus comparing the way the two are remembered, Lisa Whittington-Hill makes the case that we have done a disservice to Winehouse. To...

A Sadly Symbolic Amy Winehouse Dress Is Sold

She wore it in final performance, and it goes for nearly $250K

(Newser) - In June 2011, Amy Winehouse sang in Serbia, in what would be her last stage performance before her death the next month of alcohol poisoning at age 27. Now, someone owns the dress she wore at that final Belgrade gig, after a Julien's auction in Los Angeles saw it...

Winehouse's Dad Not Happy With Amy's Oscar Win

He calls the documentary a 'negative, spiteful, misleading' vision of his daughter

(Newser) - If you thought Mitch Winehouse would be celebrating the Oscar win for Amy , the documentary about his daughter, think again. Winehouse has decried the biopic in the past, Newsweek reports, and on Monday he was at it again. "Always proud of my baby. Amy will not get an [O]scar...

Winehouse Film Has Something for Everyone (to Hate)

Her dad especially says Asif Kapadia film is 'horrible'

(Newser) - Asif Kapadia's documentary Amy, about late singer Amy Winehouse, is due out Friday, and there are already droves of people who may not be happy about it, reports the New York Times . Although the director "avoids definitive finger-pointing," the paper notes, among those who don't come...

7 Celebrity Ghosts
 7 Celebrity Ghosts 

7 Celebrity Ghosts

These stars have supposedly been spotted after their deaths

(Newser) - It's one thing to see a ghost—but a celebrity ghost? The Stir rounds up 15 late stars rumored to haunt the living, including:
  • Michael Jackson: A TV crew claims to have spotted his ghost at Neverland Ranch.
  • Marilyn Monroe: Her ghost has reportedly been sighted at her grave,

Amy Winehouse May Go on Tour as Hologram

Show would use same technology that put Tupac Shakur at Coachella

(Newser) - Tupac paved the way , and now Amy Winehouse may follow. British tabloid the Sun reports that the late Winehouse may go on a world tour as a 3D hologram. "The idea is in its early stages, but it’s hoped that Amy’s dad Mitch will maybe join...

Bulimia Killed Amy Winehouse: Brother

Alex Winehouse says eating disorder 'left her weaker and more susceptible'

(Newser) - In his first full interview, Amy Winehouse's brother Alex reveals what he thinks really killed the singer: bulimia. She began suffering from the eating disorder in her late teens and was never able to free herself from it, he tells the Guardian . "We all knew she was doing...

Winehouse Drank Herself to Death: 2nd Coroner

New inquest reaches same conclusion as first

(Newser) - A second inquest into Amy Winehouse's death has ended with the same conclusion as the first : The singer died after drinking too much alcohol. The second coroner also ruled it a "death by misadventure," or accidental alcohol poisoning, and confirmed that Winehouse's blood alcohol level was...

Soloists Die Young More Often Than Band Members

Plus: European rockers less likely to die prematurely

(Newser) - Hey, pop stars: Want to live a long and healthy life? You're better off joining a band, a study finds. Famous solo musicians suffer double the early-death risk that band members face, say researchers who reviewed the lives of 1,400 stars active between 1956 and 2006. As of...

Winehouse's Death to Be Investigated Again

Coroner in first investigation didn't have right credentials

(Newser) - The investigation into Amy Winehouse's July 2011 death isn't over: British officials have announced that a new investigation will begin Jan. 8, CNN reports. The coroner involved in the original investigation did not have the correct credentials and was suspended, London's Camden Council says. That coroner resigned...

Amy Winehouse's Wedding Dress Goes Missing

Her foundation believes it was stolen

(Newser) - Amy Winehouse's marriage to Blake Fielder-Civil didn't last , and it seems a memento from her 2006 wedding day has met an unfortunate end as well. The AP reports that the late singer's wedding dress has gone missing from her former London home; it's believed to have...

Winehouse Wrote Entire Third Album

But only 2 songs were recorded, producer says

(Newser) - Amy Winehouse had written an entire album of songs before her death but sadly for the late singer's fans, most of it exists only on paper. The album would have been her third, but she was in no rush to release new material, says music producer Salaam Remi, who...

It's Official: Alcohol Killed Winehouse

Coroner rules it 'death by misadventure'

(Newser) - It wasn’t a lack of alcohol , but alcohol itself that killed Amy Winehouse. A coroner has determined that Winehouse consumed a “potentially fatal” amount of alcohol the night she died, and ruled it a “death by misadventure,” the AP reports. A pathologist says Winehouse drank a...

Mitch Winehouse Writing Amy Winehouse Biography
 Dad Writing 
 Winehouse Bio 

Dad Writing Winehouse Bio

Amy, My Daughter will tell singer's true story, Mitch Winehouse says

(Newser) - Mitch Winehouse is writing the story of his daughter's life, with all proceeds going to the charity set up in her name, the BBC reports. In Amy, My Daughter, to be published next summer, he will "bring the many layers of her life together—the personal, the private,...

Tony Bennett Gets First No. 1 Album—at 85

Bennett by far the oldest person to ever top Billboard

(Newser) - Not even controversial comments about 9/11 can slow down Tony Bennett. The octogenarian crooner has been topping singles charts since 1951, but only now, 60 years later, has he finally landed his first No. 1 album, reports Billboard . In fact, Duets 2 makes Bennett the oldest ever artist to top...

Amy Winehouse's Dad Thinks Seizure Killed Her

She had 'nobody there to rescue her'

(Newser) - Amy Winehouse's father says he thinks his daughter died after suffering a seizure related to alcohol detoxification and "there was nobody there to rescue her." During a taping of Anderson Cooper's new syndicated talk show, Mitch Winehouse said his daughter had been off drugs for two...

Winehouse Album Is UK's Bestseller of the Century

Tony Bennett to lead MTV Winehouse tribute

(Newser) - A surge in sales following her death has made Amy Winehouse's Back to Black Britain's biggest-selling record of the 21st century, knocking crooner James Blunt into second place. The 2006 album, which shot back to the top of her charts after the singer's death last month, has...

No Drugs in Amy's System at Death: Family

Alcohol was present, but cause of death still unclear

(Newser) - There was alcohol in Amy Winehouse’s system when she died, but toxicology tests turned up no illegal substances, her family says. No word yet whether the alcohol played a role in her death, and it's still not clear what killed her, the AP reports. In other Winehouse news,...

Amy Winehouse Spent Nearly $2K on Drugs Night Before She Died: Drug 'Fixer'
Winehouse Spent $2K on
Drugs Night Before Death
says drug 'fixer'

Winehouse Spent $2K on Drugs Night Before Death

Drug fixer says singer bought crack cocaine, heroin

(Newser) - The night before she was found dead, Amy Winehouse reportedly asked a drug "fixer" friend to hook her up with a dealer—and she bought nearly $2,000 dollars worth of crack cocaine and heroin, the fixer says. Tony Azzopardi, who met Winehouse through her ex-husband Blake Fielder-Civil, will...

Amy Was Adopting 10-Year-Old: Tab

Dannika Augustine already had mom, grandma, but was poor

(Newser) - Perhaps the weirdest news to come out since Amy Winehouse's death so far: The Mirror reports that the singer was in the process of adopting a 10-year-old girl from St. Lucia when she died. Making the news even weirder? Dannika Augustine already has a mother and grandmother, but apparently...

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