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Originally posted 08/10/2012 06:15AM
The ex-husband of Amy Winehouse is on life support in a U.K. hospital after suffering multiple organ failure following his apparent ingestion of drinks and drugs, says a British newspaper report.
Blake Fielder-Civil, 30, was rushed to the hospital in Dewsbury, West Yorks, on Thursday after he was found choking in bed after drinking, according to the U.K. Sun, which also reports that his partner, Sarah Aspin, thinks he may have taken an illicit substance.
"The doctors say they don't know the prognosis," Aspin, who is the mother of Fielder-Civil's 15-month-son, told the Sun. "They said they put him in a coma to help him and due to infection."
Originally posted 02/13/2012 02:30PM
On a night intended to pay homage to the biggest names in music today, two of the Grammy Awards's biggest honorees were the megastars no longer in the room: Etta James and Whitney Houston.
After host LL Cool J opened Sunday's ceremony with a prayer for Houston, announcing "a death in our family," the audience rose in a standing ovation.
"When a truly great artist leaves us, their legacy lives on," Alicia Keys later told the stars gathered at Los Angeles's Staples Center, before joining Bonnie Raitt in a graceful cover of James's "A Sunday Kind of Love."
But the most moving tribute came from Jennifer Hudson, whose elegant but understated rendition of Houston's "I Will Always Love You" brought audience members to their feet once again.
Originally posted 12/13/2011 05:10AM
She may be topping the music charts posthumously, but Amy Winehouse will never be the subject of a biographical film, according to her father.
Mitch Winehouse, who owns the rights to his late daughter's music, told Britain's Daily Mail that he will "never allow the songs to be released."
Rumors recently surfaced that Amy's ex-boyfriend, filmmaker Reg Traviss, had been in talks to produce a biopic about the singer, who died in July at age 27.
Originally posted 10/31/2011 10:00AM
Amy Winehouse's voice will be heard once more.
Island Records is set to release a posthumous collection, titled Lioness: Hidden Treasures, featuring 12 tracks of previously unreleased and rare recordings from the late singer, who died in July at 27.
According to a report in Britain's The Sun, at an emotional family gathering last week, the singer's dad, Mitch Winehouse, wept as he listened to the music, some of which he had never heard before.
Originally posted 10/26/2011 10:25AM
Amy Winehouse's July 23 death was the "unintended consequence" of drinking too much alcohol, British coroner Suzanne Greenaway announced Wednesday.
Ruling that it was "death by misadventure," the coroner stated that Winehouse, 27, was more than five times over the legal limit, according to the inquest, and two large bottles and one small bottle of vodka were found in the bedroom of her London home.
Winehouse was an "intelligent, determined young woman who, at times, was able to successful abstain from alcohol," the coroner said while announcing the cause of death as "alcohol toxicity."
Winehouse's parents, Mitch and Janis, were in the court to hear the verdict. At the end, Mitch, a taxi driver and singer, embraced his daughter's doctor, Christina Romete.
Originally posted 09/14/2011 07:55AM
Wednesday would have been the 28th birthday of Amy Winehouse.
To mark the day, the song "Body and Soul" – which Winehouse recorded as a duet with Tony Bennett a few months before she was found found dead on July 23 – is being released, with proceeds from sale going to the Amy Winehouse Foundation established by her family, "to support charities and organisations undertaking charitable activities in both the United Kingdom and abroad who help, support, or care for young people," according to a statement.
On the foundation's website a good-humored Amy can be seen in a clip, noting that the song is her father Mitch's favorite. She also jokes about meeting Bennett – "Can I call him 'Tone'?" she asks.
Originally posted 09/10/2011 01:10PM
Did Amy Winehouse die from trying to save her life?
Her father Mitch Winehouse says the troubled singer may have suffered an overdose from a powerful anti-anxiety drug and suffered a seizure during detox.
"Everything Amy did, she did to excess," Winehouse said at a taping of Anderson Cooper's show Anderson, which debuts Monday. "She drank to excess and did detox to excess."
Originally posted 08/29/2011 02:15AM
Yes, the biggest jaw-dropper of the MTV Video Music Awards on Sunday happened on the black carpet before the show even began: Beyoncé's baby bump reveal. But that was hardly the only surprise of the famously unpredictable show.
Among the night's big winners: Katy Perry, who scored three Moon Men – her first-ever – including Video of the Year for "Firework;" British soul singer Adele, who won three trophies for her mega-hit "Rolling in the Deep" (and received a standing ovation for her stunning live performance of "Someone Like You"); and Justin Bieber for Best Male Video ("U Smile").
A rundown of the night's other buzz-worthy moments:
Originally posted 08/23/2011 11:00AM
No illegal drugs were in the system of Amy Winehouse when the troubled singer died July 23, says her family.
Spokesman Chris Goodman said in a statement Tuesday: "Toxicology results returned to the Winehouse family by authorities have confirmed that there were no illegal substances in Amy's system at the time of her death."
The statement also said, "Results indicate that alcohol was present but it cannot be determined as yet if it played a role in her death" at age 27.
Originally posted 08/05/2011 10:00AM
Amy Winehouse's parents plan to convert her London home into the headquarters for the Amy Winehouse Foundation, a charity organization to to help children in need, say reports.
The 10-room, $4 million house in Camden, North London, where the singer was found dead July 23, will house the organization, whose official mission statement is set to be announced Sept. 14, which would have been Winehouse's 28th birthday.
"The foundation is going to help thousands of people. That is Amy's legacy," Amy's father, Mitch Winehouse, Tweeted Wednesday.
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