In an interview with PEOPLE, Janis Winehouse-Collins reflects on her daughter’s whirlwind life and also suggests that the star singer may have suffered from Tourette syndrome, a neurological disorder that causes physical and vocal tics.
Janis shared: “She could well have been almost Tourette’s, where she would just shout things out,” says Janis, 60. “We just do not know.”
Janis has written a new memoir titled Loving Amy: A Mother’s Story. It tells the tale of living with Amy before she fell victim to drugs and alcohol addiction.
2. Amy Winehouse at the shortlist announcement for the BRIT Awards 2004.
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3. Amy at the 'Nationwide Mercury Music Prize' 2004.
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4. Amy Winehouse and Russell Brand at the Q Awards 2006.
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5. Amy performs at Joe's Pub in NYC in 2006.
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6. Amy after receiving the Pop Award for 'Back to Black' at the South Bank Show Awards 2007.
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7. Amy performs on stage at the BRIT Awards 2007.
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8. Amy and Blake Fielder-Civil at the MTV Europe Music Awards 2007.
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9. Amy performs for the 50th Grammy Awards ceremony via video link in 2008.
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10. Amy Winehouse and Mark Ronson perform at the BRIT Awards 2008.
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11. Amy Winehouse with her father Mitch Winehouse in 2008.
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12. Amy having a night out in Camden in 2009.
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13. Amy makes a surprise appearance with Mark Ronson in 2010.
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14. Amy's last performance in 2011.
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Amy Winehouse: 14 Lesser-Known Facts About Her Life Through Photos
Time flies when you create a major legacy in such a short amount of time, because it doesn't even feel like six years since the late, great Amy Winehouse made her transcendence to heaven.
But what do we really know about the controversial star, except for her publicized transgressions.
In honor of the queen's 34th birthday, check out these little known facts about Amy Winehouse.