Terrible, terrible news. Amy Winehouse is dead at 27. Sadly, her demons won. Via AP
LONDON — Amy Winehouse, the beehived soul-jazz diva whose self-destructive habits overshadowed a distinctive musical talent, was found dead Saturday in her London home, police said. She was 27.
Winehouse shot to fame with the album “Back to Black, ” whose blend of jazz, soul, rock and classic pop was a global hit. It won five Grammys and made Winehouse — with her black beehive hairdo and old-fashioned sailor tattoos — one of music’s most recognizable stars.
Police confirmed that a 27-year-old female was pronounced dead at the home in Camden Square northern London; the cause of death was not immediately known. London Ambulance Services said Winehouse had died before the two ambulance crews it sent arrived at the scene.
Drug and drink problems dogged Amy throughout her career. I hoped so much that she would eventually hit her bottom and get her life together. But it wasn’t meant to be.
Such a waste of life and talent. RIP Amy.
Here’s my favorite Amy Winehouse song, “Tears Dry On Their Own”
20 Year-old Amy singing “Teach Me Tonight” on Jools Holland