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Amy Winehouse performs at London's Music of Black Origin Awards in 2007.
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July 8, 2015 In the dawning of the digital age, "She was the unlucky one to be having a nervous breakdown in public at the time," Amy director Asif Kapadia tells Fresh Air's Terry Gross.
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Amy Winehouse, in an image taken from the documentary Amy, by director Asif Kapadia.
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July 7, 2015 Films about music — including documentaries about Amy Winehouse, Nina Simone and Kurt Cobain — tend to focus on everything surrounding the ineffable art without delving deeply into its core.
Explore NPR Music's interactive memorial to the musicians, songwriters and producers who died in 2011.
December 30, 2011 Morning Edition and NPR Music look back at some of the musicians who died in 2011, including Amy Winehouse, Paul Motian, Cesaria Evora, Clarence Clemons and more.
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July 23, 2011 Yet another talented, troubled musician just happened to die at 27. What is it about that age?
Amy Winehouse onstage in London in 2007.
July 23, 2011 Ann Powers met the singer in 2007, just as she was becoming a star in the U.S.
British soul singer Amy Winehouse was found dead at her London apartment Saturday. Winehouse struggled publicly with drinking and drug addiction.
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July 23, 2011 Winehouse, who mixed pieces of soul, jazz and gospel into pop ballads, was found dead in her apartment Saturday. Police are so far listing the cause of death as "unexplained." Her career as a musician was often overshadowed by her life off-stage, Winehouse struggled with drugs and alcohol throughout her life.
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November 16, 2009 All Songs Considered's list of the 50 most important recordings of the decade continues, from Britney Spears to Amy Winehouse.
February 11, 2008 The troubled pop diva wins five Grammy awards and performs two of her songs by satellite. Lizzy Goodman of Blender looks at who else won anything.
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February 10, 2008 Amy Winehouse racked up award after award in the 50th edition of Sunday's Grammy Awards, including Record of the Year, Song of the Year, and Best New Artist. But Herbie Hancock's jazz tribute to Joni Mitchell pulled off a last-minute upset, winning Album of the Year.
February 8, 2008 Despite her troubles with addiction, British singer Amy Winehouse has soared to popularity and inspired a new generation of female singer-songwriters in the U.K. Young, female artists like Adele and Duffy have found success on the charts.
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