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A Tribute to Amy Winehouse

The music industry and fans bid a sad farewell to yet another young star lost too soon. Renowned singer Amy Winehouse died on Saturday, 23 July 2011, at the age of 27. She gained fame for her soulful music and smoky voice. It is said that her grittiness and unique sound opened the way for fellow Brits, such as Adele, Duffy, Eliza Doolittle and Lily Allen, to make it onto the American music scene. Amy Winehouse will be remembered for her musical genius, as well as her wild lifestyle.

Amy Jade Winehouse was born on 14 September 1983 in Southgate, London, to Mitchell and Janice Winehouse. From a young age Amy became involved in theater and music. By the age of fourteen she was writing her own music. Winehouse shot to stardom with the release of her debut album in 2003. She followed this with the album Back to Black, which gained her great international acclaim. During her brief, but successful, music career, Amy Winehouse raked up a number of music awards including BRIT Awards, Echo Music Awards, Grammys, Ivor Novello Awards, the Mercury Prize, MOBO Awards, MTV Awards and others.

Despite her great musical success, Amy Winehouse led a tumultuous life, battling with substance abuse, depression, eating disorders and self-harm, all of which was widely reported on by the media. Sadly she was found dead in her home on 23 July. The investigation into her death is still ongoing and the cause of death is yet to be determined.

Large numbers of fans have gathered outside of Amy Winehouse's home to mourn her death. Many celebrities have also come forward, offering condolences and kind words. The staff at Musicians.com also offer our deepest sympathies to the Winehouse family, friends and fans.

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