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Amy Winehouse Exhibit Opens at London Jewish Museum

    July 5, 2013
    Sean Patterson
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The Jewish Museum in London this week opened an exhibit on the life of singer Amy Winehouse, who died in 2011 from alcohol poisoning (though an eating disorder may have also contributed).

The exhibit, called Amy Winehouse: A Family Portrait, will feature many of Winehouse’s personal belongings, including her guitar, record collection, and wardrobe. Family pictures from Winehouse’s younger days will also be on display in the exhibit. The exhibit was created with the help of Winehouse’s brother, Alex.

“Amy was someone who was incredibly proud of her Jewish‐London roots,” said Alex Winehouse. “Whereas other families would go to the seaside on a sunny day, we’d always go down to the East End. That was who we were, and what we were. We weren’t religious, but we were traditional. I hope, in this most fitting of places, that the world gets to see this other side not just to Amy, but to our typical Jewish family.”

Amy Winehouse: A Family Portrait will run from this week until September 15 at the Jewish Museum in London.

(Image courtesy Jonwood2/Wikimedia Commons)