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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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