Amy Winehouse’s best friends burst into tears when they saw an old clip of the late singer saying she wanted children in the BBC documentary Reclaiming Amy which aired Friday night.
Chantelle Dusette and Catriona Gourley struggled to control their emotions in the scenes as the Rehab singer shared how she “would have liked two or three kids.”
Amy died in July 2011 after a vodka binge alone in her bedroom, where she was found by her security guard and the documentary focused on her life with intimate interviews with her parents Janis and Mitch and good friends.
Angry: Amy Winehouse’s best friends burst into tears when they saw an old clip of the late singer saying she wanted children in the BBC documentary Reclaiming Amy which aired Friday night
In the re-surfaced interview, Amy said of the possibility of motherhood: “In 10 years I would like to have some children. Like two or three. I’d like to be there.’
Close friend Catriona – who was also in a romantic relationship with Amy – was the first to burst into tears when she admitted that Amy “wanted to be a mother.”
“That’s when I get angry,” she confessed as the footage played back.
Sad: Chantelle Dusette and Catriona Gourley (pictured) struggled to control their emotions in the scenes as the Rehab singer shared how she “would have liked two or three kids”
Heartbreaking: Chantelle (pictured) says in interview: ‘She would have been a beautiful mother’ after seeing the clip
Chantelle then said, “She would have been a beautiful mother. Yes.’
In the film, her friends explained how Amy’s body began to decline due to her use of drugs and alcohol and her battle with bulimia.
Chantelle explains: ‘Through that process of on/off, on/off’ [alcohol] in the extremities and because of the bulimia too, it was all these things that attacked her physically.
“I’ve never seen Amy so vulnerable, but I think her body was starting to get a little more fragile.”
Loss: In the resurfaced interview, Amy said of the possible motherhood: ‘In 10 years I would like to have some children. Like two or three. I would like to be there’
Amy’s mother Janis also admitted that her heartbreak was unable to do more to help her daughter at the height of her addiction as a result of her multiple sclerosis diagnosis years earlier.
Viewers were heartbroken by the documentary, saying on Twitter that it was “unbearably moving” to watch.
One wrote: ‘Well … that was just incredibly moving. A brilliant and honest portrait of a legend by people who really knew and loved her.’
Response: Viewers were heartbroken by the documentary and took to Twitter to say it was ‘unbearably moving’ to watch
Another said: ‘Wow, that documentary was incredible and heartbreaking. If only she were close that mental health and addiction are less stigmatizing. Absolute icon.’
A third wrote: “Still overwhelmingly sad 10 years later,” while another said, “What a talent and what a cool watch.”
In the film, Janis, the star’s mother, tells the story of one of the UK’s greatest musical icons through new parts of her life that audiences have never heard of.
Family: Amy passed away in July 2011 after a vodka binge alone in her bedroom, where she was found by her security guard and the documentary focused on her life with intimate interviews with her parents Janis and Mitch (pictured) and close friends
Janis said, “I don’t feel like the world knew the real Amy, the one I raised, and I look forward to the opportunity to understand her roots and give a deeper insight into the real Amy.”
She says in the documentary: ‘You think you know my daughter. The drugs, the booze, the addiction, the destructive relationships. But there was so much more.’
Amy’s parents Janis and Mitch established the Amy Winehouse Foundation in honor of the late singer on what would have been her 28th birthday on September 14, 2011.
Amy rose to fame following the release of Frank in 2003, when she achieved both critical and commercial success with the debut, as her jazz-inspired vocals won fans around the world before her second album Back To Black was released three years later.
In a heartbreaking twist of fate, the London-born icon’s dazzling career was pawned by her demons after falling into the clutches of drink and drug addiction.
As she climbed up the fame ladder, she discovered her demons – in booze, drugs and also eating disorders, which her brother Alex insists contributed to her death.
Insight: The documentary showed several unseen clips of the talented singer during her early years
In July 2011, after a vodka binge, Amy died alone in her bedroom, where she was found by her security guard.
At the time, an inquest ruled a misfortune after discovering she had 416 mg of alcohol per deciliter in her blood. A second inquest in 2013 confirmed that she died of accidental alcohol poisoning.
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Tragic: Amy rose to fame after Frank’s release in 2003, but her career was plagued by her demons after falling into the clutches of drink and drug addiction (pictured in 2007)