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June 27th, 2012
01:34 PM ET

Amy Winehouse's dad Mitch on his new book about the singer's life, says she was a strong young lady that had a weakness

It's been almost a year since Amy Winehouse died at the age of 27 in her London apartment after weeks of staying sober and trying to get back on the right track. The talented performer died from accidental alcohol poisoning last July.

Amy's father, Mitch Winehouse, decided to write a memoir about his daughter's short and turbulent life. The book, called "Amy, My Daughter" documents his relationship with Amy, her battle with drugs and alcohol, and the roller coaster of her final years

Mitch talks with Soledad on "Starting Point" and shares why he chose to share very blunt, painful memories of his daughter with the world.

In the clip below, Mitch also talks about supporting charities for young people with the Amy Winehouse foundation.

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  1. Tia

    Amy Winehouse was a marvelous singer. I recall the very first time I heard a song of hers was on a commercial,and her voice blow me away. Anyway its sad that she couldn't rise above her ex-husband's gawd awful inflences,so she could get on with her life with her new love and her music,concerts and fans. Its also sad that her way of dealing with the pain was via stimulants like booze and drugs.However popular and talented,she was human and all of us have faults,influences,habits that in time the consequences of our indulgences become our down falls. Yet through her fathers appearence on Starting Point and the writing of his book, the populous will know Amy was more than a singer that died to soon,one that drunk alot. Yet she also had compassion and wanted to help others through her foundation,her compassion,is now a reality! R.I.P. Amy Winehouse.

    June 28, 2012 at 8:13 am | Report abuse | Reply
  2. Dee

    It's been reported that if the Congress holds Holder in contempt, the Congressional Black Caucus, the largest anti-American, Communist group in Congress, will walk out. It would be great for the country if they never returned

    June 28, 2012 at 6:17 am | Report abuse | Reply
  3. Brett

    Total joke. Singers like her and Whitney Houston are a disgrace. Given the world and end up snorting it away.

    June 28, 2012 at 3:21 am | Report abuse | Reply

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