LONDON, England—Twenty-seven-year-old pop star Amy Winehouse was found dead on Saturday morning inside her London apartment. Winehouse was recently booed at a concert in Belgrade, Serbia and was seen staggering on stage while trying to perform. The singer canceled her planned European tour after that incident. Her alcohol and drug problems in the past became what the star was known most for, but her soulful vocal skills reminded many of American soul icons Etta James and Aretha Franklin. Winehouse was raised in North London suburbs.
In 2008, there seemed to be hope for the singer when her album “Back to Black” won an amazing five Grammy Awards, including record of the year, song of the year and best new artist. Due to legal problems in the United Kingdom, Winehouse was unable to attend the Grammy Awards to pick up her trophies, but she performed via satellite from London during the ceremony and graciously thanked her peers and fans for their support. Everyone hoped this would be a turning point for the singer, but it was not to be.
Amy’s private life was equally as troubled. Her relationship with
ex-husband Blake Fielder-Civil, who she married in 2007 and divorced
just two years later, was constantly in the tabloid headlines as well.
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