Saturday, July 23, 2011

July 22: Grammy-winning singer Amy Winehouse died today at the age of 27...

... she died from a suspected drug overdose at the age of 27. 
Winehouse joins a macabre "club"; musicians who die at 27-years-old. Other include Janis Joplin, Jimi Hendrix, Jim Morrison of The Doors, The Rolling Stones Brian Jones, Ron "Pigpen" McKernan of the Grateful Dead and Kurt Cobain.  
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Amy Winehouse has been found dead in her North London home. In a statement, the London Metropolitan Police said, "Police were called by London Ambulance Service to an address in Camden Square NW1 shortly before 16.05hrs today on July 23, following reports of a woman found deceased. On arrival officers found the body of a 27-year-old female who was pronounced dead at the scene. Enquiries continue into the circumstances of the death. At this early stage it is being treated as unexplained."

A suspected drug overdose took the life of the singer, who has battled drug addiction for years, having most recently checked back into rehabilitation in May.

Winehouse entered treatment in late 2007 for drug problems, including admitted heroin use. Winehouse has had previous near-death experiences, including one her ex-husband, Blake Fielder-Civil, described in detail back in 2009.

Amy Jade Winehouse mixes musical genres including R&B, soul and jazz and is known for her soulful, powerful contralto vocals.

Winehouse's 2003 debut album Frank was commercially and critically successful in Britain, and was nominated for the Mercury Prize. Her 2006 follow-up album Back to Black led to six Grammy Award nominations and five wins, tying the record for the most wins by a female artist in a single night, and made Winehouse the first British singer to win five Grammys, including Best New Artist, Record of the Year and Song of the Year.

On 14 February 2007, she won a BRIT Award for Best British Female Artist; she had also been nominated for Best British Album. She has won the Ivor Novello Award three times, one in 2004 for Best Contemporary Song (musically and lyrically) for "Stronger Than Me," one in 2007 for Best Contemporary Song for "Rehab," and one in 2008 for Best Song Musically and Lyrically for "Love Is a Losing Game." The album was the third biggest seller of the 2000s in the United Kingdom.

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1 comment:

Music Lover said...

Another great, great talent who died WAY too young!