By Shiryn Ghermezian, EnStarz | Jul 23, 2012 12:44 PM EDT
July 23 marks one year since songstress Amy Winehouse passed away at the age of 27 from accidental alcohol poisoning. Still coming to terms with her death, Amy's family stays close together to reflect on the songwriter's life and legacy, and their attempts to move forward.
This summer, Amy's father Mitch Winehouse released the book "Amy, My Daugther," chronicling his daughter's rise to stardom and her continuous struggle with drugs and alcohol, one that unfortunately led to her death.
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New music recorded by the singer before her death is also in talks of being released, according to her father.
"We're working with [music producers] Salaam Remi and Mark Ronson to see what they've got. But we have to be mindful; we don't want to put anything out that could be damaging. It wouldn't be right for Amy's fans." He also told BBC 6 Music that he is sure there is enough new material for at least one album, if not two.
Amy's third album, Lioness: Hidden Treasure, was released posthumously in December of 2011 and sold 194,000 copies in its first week; debuting at No. 1 on the music charts, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Immediately following her death, MTV reported that her album Back to Black resurfaced in the top 10 of the Billboard albums charts and climbed to No. 4 a week later.
Mitch Winehouse also mentioned the possibility of a biopic on the singer's life. "We don't want a sensationalized movie going out, you know, but equally there's no point in sort of massaging the fact that Amy was an alcoholic and drug addict," he said. "No point in pretending that didn't happen."
The Winehouse family also put the singer's London home where she lived and died up for sale.
Following her death, The Amy Winehouse Foundation was launched to help youths struggling with disability, poverty, addiction, alcohol abuse and other issues. It recently raised $10,000 for the New Orleans Jazz Orchestra's after -school programs, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
"Even after a small space in time - we're talking a year since Amy passed away - we are beginning, well, Amy is beginning, to have a positive effect on a lot of disadvantaged young people's lives," Mitch told The Associated Press.
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