The eccentric and troubled Amy Winehouse was found dead in her northern London home Saturday. She was only 27 years old.
It was just five years ago that her album “Back to Black” became a global success, scoring five Grammy’s and catapulting Winehouse into super stardom.
Winehouse’s style did not fit into a traditional musical box; rather, she combined jazz, soul, rock and pop. Her appearance was not traditional, either, but certainly became part of her on-stage identity. She donned a black beehive hairdo and sailor tattoos that further set her apart from her contemporaries. Sadly, her destructive habits, which reportedly included drug and alcohol abuse, eventually overshadowed her rising musical career.
While police confirmed Winehouse was found dead at her northern London home, no one has yet to release a cause of death.
Singer and actress Kelly Osbourne is among those grieving publicly for Winehouse via social media outlets. Osborne helped Winehouse check into a drug addiction treatment facility in 2008.
“I cant even breath right now im crying so hard i just lost 1 of my best friends. i love you forever Amy and will never forget the real you!” she tweeted.
Many people suffering from drug and alcohol abuse struggle to find the solution, which millions find every year through counseling, treatment and 12-step programs, such as Alcoholics Anonymous.
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