Thursday 21 September 2017

Mitch: I never realised Amy's gift

Amy Winehouse died of alcohol poisoning last year
Amy Winehouse died of alcohol poisoning last year

Amy Winehouse's father Mitch has admitted he only realised how talented his daughter was after she died.

The 27-year-old was found dead from alcohol poisoning in her north London home on July 23 last year.

After watching footage of his daughter in concert in a preview of BBC4 documentary The Day She Came To Dingle, Mitch told the Radio Times: "I always knew she was a good singer, but I was so busy running after her and pulling her out of trouble and telling her off and taking her here, there and everywhere."

He added: "Looking at that (footage) I realised that there's a lot I didn't know about Amy.

"One of the things I didn't know about her was what an incredible genius she was, which is strange - because I'm her dad, so I should know that, shouldn't I?"

He told the magazine: "Because I was so close to her, I didn't fully get it - and now, unfortunately, it's taken Amy's passing for me to understand that."

The documentary follows Amy's visit to the Irish fishing village of Dingle, Co Kerry, in 2006 to film a segment for the music show Other Voices.

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