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And by doing so, Traviss feels Kapadia shirked his responsibilities as a biographer as well as a documentarian.Traviss, who is a writer-director in his own right (his crime-thriller in an exclusive e-mail interview with EW.She said the singer had successfully given up drugs after a period taking heroin, crack cocaine and marijuana, but had struggled to stop drinking, going through periods of abstinence followed by booze binges.She started drinking a few days before her death, after being dry for almost two weeks.“She was a really strong woman, this amazing personality who had an awful reputation and whose humanity got lost along the way,” says Kapadia.
I can speak with certainty of what became the last two years of Amy’s life, and the way in which the footage of her has been edited in the documentary is just not how or who she was.AMY WINEHOUSE, July 23 The soul singer, whose substance abuse demons battled with her epic talents for the media's attention dating back to the release of her wildly successful sophomore album "Back to Black," died of accidental alcohol poisoning at her London home. Amy Winehouse died from accidental alcohol poisoning when she resumed drinking after a period of abstinence, a second coroner's inquest confirmed Tuesday.Coroner Shirley Radcliffe ruled that the 27-year-old soul singer "died as a result of alcohol toxicity" and recorded a verdict of death by misadventure. She said that Winehouse "voluntarily consumed alcohol - a deliberate act that took an unexpected turn and led to her death." The Grammy-winning singer, who fought a very public battle with drug and alcohol abuse for years, was found dead at her London home on July 23, 2011, with empty vodka bottles scattered around her.The beehive-haired Winehouse shot to global fame with her 2006 album "Back to Black," which won five Grammys.But her erratic public behavior, turbulent private life and frequent health problems - which included seizures, emphysema and bulimia - often overshadowed her talent.How in particular do you feel Asif Kapadia mischaracterized Amy?I feel that she was mischaracterized in many ways but generally I feel that Asif wanted the documentary to follow a familiar, seen-before-and-expected narrative — that of the type of rise-success-shambolic fall — and so in order to make that narrative fit with Amy’s life he had to censor and in some instances completely omit parts of her life, relationships, and even her character.Amy had a very close and very warm relationship with her father; they were like both father and daughter and like best friends, but the documentary goes out of its way to portray their relationship as hollow and problematic, which was a plainly distorted and spun depiction for the benefit of the documentary’s narrative.Amy had a close group of friends at this time who shared her life day in day out; but the existence of her friends was erased in the documentary and she was instead depicted as somebody who spent her final years alone, which again was a fictionalised portrayal of her and of how she lived.The level in her blood was 416 milligrams per 100 milliliters, a blood alcohol level of 0.4 percent. Winehouse's family did not attend the 45-minute inquest, which was held after the original coroner was found to lack the proper qualifications for the job.That coroner later resigned after her qualifications were questioned.