First look at Amy Winehouse docu reveals singer’s fear of fame

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  • Tuesday, 07 Apr 2015

A new documentary about the late British singer shows her discussing her misgivings about fame in her younger days.

Winehouse, who died from alcohol poisoning nearly four years ago at her London home at the age of 27 after struggling with drinking and drug problems throughout much of her career, never dreamed she would become a successful singer, much less a six-time Grammy-Award winner.

“I don’t think I’m going to be at all famous, I don’t think I could handle it. I would probably go mad,” Winehouse says in the first trailer of AMY, a new documentary about the troubled singer due for release on July 3.

Directed by Asif Kapadia, who won a BAFTA for his documentary Senna on the late Formula One racing driver Ayrton Senna, AMY features footage of a young Winehouse singing and smiling to the camera and talking about her career while a version of her hit Back to Black plays in the background.

Seen as one of the most talented and provocative musicians of her generation, Winehouse’s albums – with songs such as Valerie, You Know I’m No Good and Rehab – sold in their millions.

“I never thought ... I would end up being a singer. I just thought I’m lucky that it is something I can always do if I want to,” she says in another clip. – Reuters

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