At around 4.05 pm, police officials were called by the London Ambulance service to her apartment in Camden Square. The 27 year old singer was discovered dead in her flat. The cause however is yet to be ascertained.
Amy Winehouse surged into the music scene in 2006 with the album Back to Black, which featured the hugely popular single Rehab. She scooped five Grammys amidst great fanfare and earned critical acclaim. Winehouse was hailed a UK import to watch out for.
And watch, we did, as she spiraled into a world of drugs, alcohol & misdemeanor. More than her music, her erratic behavior and public spats began to take the spotlight. Her father Mitch was known to care deeply for his daughter and he made several efforts to get her cured through rehab.
She may have left us in person but polka dot dresses, beehived hair & powerful pipes are going to remind us of little else for a long, long time.