It's hard to believe that Amy Winehouse died two years ago today. This morning, Kelly Osbourne posted an emotional message and picture to her dear departed friend on her Instagram page. Kelly wrote:
"I miss you my dear friend! Thank you for all the good times and the bad… you made me a better person! You may not be here in person but you live on forever in my heart! I love you Amy! Until we met again."
Fans have been offering Kelly kind condolences all day, and her picture has been liked by more than 31,000 people.
Another friend and fan of Amy's, Lana Del Rey, also wrote a message of remembrance. Lana tweeted:
This month marks the two year anniversary of Amy Winehouse's tragic death. At only 27, Amy's passing came as a shock to many of her fans.
But Amy's still VERY heartbroken mother is saying she always knew her troubled daughter was destined to die young! Janis Winehouse recently admitted:
"I couldn’t see Amy as an older person. She was this young girl who exploded into the world like a firecracker and then it was, ‘OK, I’m done — I’m off’. Amy was never meant to be 30.”
Amy's death in 2011 was eventually ruled an accidental alcohol poisoning. When someone so talented dies so young, we have to wonder what lead to her downfall? Amy's mom however says she can't even remember when the singing sensation's problems got out of control. She explained:
When we heard back in 2012 that Mitch Winehouse — the father of Amy Winehouse — wanted to honor his daughter's memory in sculpture form, we were scared the resulting creation would be a big, bronzed MESS…
BUT yay! We can breathe a sigh of relief because the artist who has been tasked with recreating the iconic singer's likeness has promised that the piece will NOT be garish or silly.
Scott Eaton recently shared:
This is so hard for us to write.
We're still mourning the loss of beloved angel Amy Winehouse…
And a new tell-all book, written by Chloe Govan and sourced from interviews with a close friend of Amy's, is shedding even more light on the darkness that plagued sweet Amy's life before her tragic death in 2011.
According to these interviews, Amy was controlled and manipulated by then-husband Blake Fielder-Civil. The book says he used drugs and 'emotional S&M' to ensure her place in his life:
Ya can't please everybody!
But we don't wanna be around André 3000 when he finds out Mitch Winehouse isn't a fan of his work on his daughter's cover!!
As you know, he and Beyoncé recorded their own rendition of Amy Winehouse's Back to Black for The Great Gatsby soundtrack.
And while Poppa Mitch might have enjoyed Bey's contributions, saying:
He's not exactly a fan of An's, tweeting:
But you know it really just has to be hard for him to hear the song coming from anyone other than Amy! Bey's an exception cuz c'mon… it's Bey!!
CLICK HERE to hear the cover for yourself!!
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Not many people could take such a beloved, recognizable song as Amy Winehouse's Back To Black and make it all their own!
But then again, not many people are Beyoncé, either!
The superstar's re-imagining of the dearly-departed instant classic has FINALLY premiered in full, and with the help of André 3000, has morphed what was originally an R&B-influenced jazz number into a melancholic, sultry, and dubstep-laden delight…perfect for the soundtrack to The Great Gatsby!
And even the original song's co-writer and producer, Mark Ronson, approves so much that he's the one who PREMIERED this new version on his show, EastVillageRadio.com…and unfortunately littered the track with tags! Boo!
"It's a wonderful…take on our song. I'm flattered and honored, I know Amy would be too."
Find out if you agree with his assessment (below)!
Two years later and we're still saddened by the tragic death of Amy Winehouse, but it looks like we might finally have a chance to see a side of her we've never seen before.
Filmmaker Asif Kapadia has teamed up with producer James Gay-Rees and Universal Music to put together a documentary about the late soul songstress and they will be shopping it to foreign buyers at this year's Cannes Film Festival!
The two have worked together before on 2010's Senna and said they were excited to capture the chaos and turmoil of singer's life: