A life very definitely lived

Everyone seems to have an opinion about Amy Winehouse, her life and her death. What is inescapable is her immense talent as a singer.

Trawl YouTube and you can find sessions where she was clearly intoxicated, but she could still belt it out in the style of many great jazz singers. Death at 27 is always a tragedy, but her legacy in terms of music is lasting.

I can't wait to see Amy, from BAFTA award-winning director Asif Kapadia, out in UK cinemas on 3 July 2015, four years after her death. My hope is that it focuses more on the music and less on the precarious lifestyle.