Saturday, July 23, 2011

RIP Amy Winehouse, found dead on 23rd July 2011, she was 27

Rest in Peace Amy Winehouse (14 September 1983 – 23 July 2011) she was only 27 years and 10 months, very young.

The Grammy awards winner died at a very young age just like other superstars who died young such as James Dean, Marilyn Monroe, Kurt Cobain, Janis Joplin, Jim Morrison and Jimi Hendrix.

Troubed British Singer Amy Winehouse, 27, has been found dead at her north London home, on Saturday afternoon, 23rd July 2011, according to media reports.

A London Metropolitan Police spokesman confirmed that a 27-year-old woman had died in Camden and that the cause of death was as yet unexplained.

Later, Metropolitan police have confirmed the death Amy Winehouse.

Superintendent Raj Kohl said police were called to her home in North London on Saturday afternoon and found the 27-year-old's body.

Ms Winehouse was pronounced dead on the scene and police have informed her family.

Amy Winehouse known for her powerful contralto vocals and her eclectic mix of musical genres including R&B, soul and jazz.

She began writing music at the age of 14.

She won 5 Grammy Awards including Best New Artist, Record of the Year and Song of the Year for her album Back to Black released in 2006.

Among her most popular songs include Rehab.

Rehab, the first track released from Back to Black, reached number seven in the UK singles chart.

The song, about her refusal to attend an alcohol rehabilitation centre, generated huge publicity, with Winehouse frequently being photographed drinking on stage and in pubs.

With her gravelly voice and eclectic style, Amy Winehouse, won comparison with some of the great female singers such as Sarah Vaughan and Nina Simone.

But like another great singer, Janis Joplin, she had a talent for self destruction, and fought a long battle against substance abuse.

London Ambulance Service said it had been called to the flat at 1554 BST and sent two vehicles but the woman died.

The troubled singer had a long battle with drink and drugs which overshadowed her recent musical career. She pulled out of a European comeback tour last June 2011.

On June 18th 2011, AMY WINEHOUSE pulled out of the European tour after she was jeered at the first gig in Serbia for appearing too drunk to perform.

For 90 minutes, she mumbled through parts of songs and at times left the stage - leaving her band to fill in.

It was her last performance in a concert.

Winehouse had won widespread acclaim, aged 20, with her 2003 debut album, Frank.

But it was 2006's Back to Black which brought her worldwide stardom, winning five Grammy Awards.

Rest in Peace Amy Winehouse.

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