The singer Amy Winehouse – aged only 27 was found dead in her Camden home on Saturday 23rd July 2011.
A Police spokesman confirmed that a 27-year-old woman had died in Camden and that the cause of death was as yet unexplained. I would suspect some kind of drink or drub abuse was the cause of death, given her time in rehab. I personally have little sympathy for anyone who dies from drug abuse, but it’s very sad she has died and her music will be missed the world over – R.I.P Amy.
The sad loss of Amy Winehouse has robbed us of a young, gifted vocalist. As a home-grown singer, she was with without question the outstanding vocalist of her generation. Without Amy, there would have been no Adele, no Duffy and no Lady Gaga. Amy Winehouse was a true British great.
Surrounded by a mass of sickly, manufactured chart pop, Amy stood a long way out from the crowd and her voice was the real deal. Her rawness and emotional honesty harked back to an era when the best singers were more believable. For a white girl raised in the North London suburbs, she had the sweet, soul vocal of Aretha Franklin or Etta James.
Her death has raised hugely varying emotions, with some sad to see her gone and others glad to see her gone, whatever your opinion of Amy, her music will most definitely live on.