Amy Winehouse, British pop singer, has died

Amy Winehouse, who spent just four convulsive years as a British retro-R&B singing phenom, was found dead in London on Saturday. Cause of death will be determined once the autopsy results are released.

Her second album, Back to Black (2006), shot her to the top of the charts as she gave credit to the influence Frank Sinatra, Thelonius Monk, and rapper Nas for shaping her unique style.

While fans flooded Twitter and Facebook with expressions of sadness, no one was surprised. Her meteoric rise was riddled with almost as many stories of public meltdowns, drug abuse, failed rehab attempts, and cancelled concerts as it was with her hits and five Grammy Awards.

An unfortunate ghoulish blowback from Ms. Winehouse's death is the renewed fascination with the Forever 27 Club which Ms. Winehouse has now joined. What is it about the rocker lifestyle that causes so many of its brightest stars to flame out at age 27?

Comments

It's "Back to Black".


I'm sorry to say that when i saw she was top news on CNN.com i thought she must have died.


So sad - what a waste of talent. She had such a interesting sound and a wonderful voice. I love "Back to Black" and had just listened to it again the night before she died. I listened to "Frank" last night and didn't enjoy it as much, but maybe it needs to grow on me.


This is so sad.


sad


This is sad.


this is sad, also, they didnt kno why she died


She was so young,and she was my favorite singer! This is sooo sad!


Let her soul rest in peace.


So sad....though she is gone way to soon, I can not say that it was a shock. RIP Amy


Aww


Too young to die.


cool


Troubled soul; hope she finds peace now.


I read that on Yahoo. It's really sad.


I'm sorry to hear that.


Cool? Do you think dying is "cool"?


wow, i'll miss her


sad


soooo sad


I disagree. I think her death is the opposite of cool. And it's sad that she suffered from a debilitating & misunderstood disease.


RIP


Very sad, she had such great talent!


surprising, too bad


;-(
sniff, sniff


I hate it when great people die so young! She was only 27 years old!!! That is just so sad! I love you Amy Winehouse!!!!!!!!!!!!


Such a Tragedy!


sad


I loved her soulful music!


Even if you feel this way, there's a certain amount of decorum that you should have been taught that keeps you from actually saying it.


"Submitted by readingking on Mon, 07/25/2011 - 6:51pm.
cool"

Even if you feel this way, there's a certain amount of decorum that you should have been taught that keeps you from actually saying it.


It's really sad.