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Amy Winehouse's mother working with BBC on documentary

Amy Winehouse's mother working with BBC on documentary
Amy Winehouse's mother, Janis, is working with the BBC on a documentary about the late singer-songwriter. File Photo by Rune Hellestad/UPI | License Photo

March 31 (UPI) -- The BBC has announced it is working with Amy Winehouse's mother, Janis, on an hour-long documentary timed to the 10th anniversary of the singer-songwriter's death.

Amy Winehouse was a five-time Grammy winner who battled substance abuse for most of her adult life.

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She died of alcohol poisoning on July 23, 2011. She was 27.

"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," Janis Winehouse said in a statement.

Marina Parker is directing Amy Winehouse: 10 Years On, but no premiere date has been set yet.

It is expected to include new interviews, never-before-seen photos and films provided by her family and footage from the BBC archives.

"Amy Winehouse: 10 Years On promises to be a celebratory and intimate portrayal of one of the brightest musical talents the United Kingdom has ever seen. Whilst being a celebration of her musical genius and featuring rare and unheard performances, it will also offer a reinterpretation of the prevailing narrative around her rise and fall, told by those closest to her," Max Gogarty and Rachel Davies from the BBC said in a joint statement.

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