BBC to mark the 10th anniversary of Amy Winehouses death with a documentary about her life
They will mark 10 years since the death of Amy Winehouse with a one-off documentary uncovering ‘the real Amy’.
Amy Winehouse passed away aged 27, at her home in Camden in north London on July 23, 2011.
The documentary will feature interviews with her mother Janis Winehouse as well as previously unseen footage from the Winehouse family collection, plus BBC archive content.
Janis lives with multiple sclerosis, a brain condition that can lead to memory loss, and she hopes that by taking part in the project she can make a permanent record showing a different side to her daughter.
Family and close friends of the singer will also help to show the real Amy from a child to an international star.
Janis said: “I don’t feel the world knew the true Amy, the one that I brought up, and I’m looking forward to the opportunity to offer an understanding of her roots and a deeper insight into the real Amy.”
The BBC says the documentary, which has the working title of Amy Winehouse: 10 Years On, will offer a “new female-driven interpretation of her life, her loves and her legacy”.