Belfast Telegraph

Amy Winehouse 'bored with life'

Amy Winehouse's mother has spoken about her daughter's death - saying that the singer was "bored with life".

Rehab singer Amy died of alcohol poisoning at the age of just 27 on July 23, 2011, following a long battle with drug and alcohol addiction.

Janis, 58, told The Sun of the months leading up to her death: "Amy was getting there. She had kicked the drugs but I also know she was bored - bored with doing the same gigs and same music.

"I would definitely say Amy was bored with life."

She said she could not imagine Amy as an older person.

"When I think Amy would have been 30 this year, it doesn't feel right," she told the newspaper.

"I'm not saying I always foresaw this but I wasn't surprised.

"I couldn't see Amy as an older person. She was this young girl who exploded into the world like a firecracker and then it was, 'OK, I'm done - I'm off'. Amy was never meant to be 30."

The late singer is the subject of a new exhibition - Amy Winehouse: A Family Portrait - at the Jewish Museum in Camden, north London.

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From Belfast Telegraph