Amy Winehouse, the soul-jazz diva whose drug abuse which overshadowed her talent was found dead today in her London home. Winehouse who won 5 grammy awards for her album, “Back to Black” which blended rock, blues, jazz and soul became a global hit with the song “Rehab”.
London police confirmed that the 27-year-old was pronounced dead at her home located in Camden Square on the northern part of London. As for the cause of the death it has not been released. The London Ambulance service reported that she had passed before the two ambulances were able to report to the scene.
She was born in 1983 to a taxi driver Mitch Winehouse and his wife Janis who’s was a pharmacist and grew up in the London suburbs. When she was 10-years-old she formed a rap group called, Sweet n’ Sour. She would describe the group as the Jewish Salt n’ Pepa.
She was signed to 19 Management operated by Simon Fuller who originally signed her “Pop Idol” but she was never packaged as a teen pop star and always resisted to be placed into a mold.
Later in her career she was in and out of rehabilitation centers and which was a viscous cycle of music, drugs abuse which was a reputation that marked her career. She was diagnosed with lung cancer from her constant cigarette and crack smoking even though a spokeswomen hd said that it was just in the early stages of the disease.
An amazing voice lost to soon. Winehouse for such a short career will be missed.