Amy Winehouse died this past Saturday of what’s believed to be a drug overdose, or perhaps even a lethal combination of cocaine, heroin, and other drugs. Amy Winehouse had a troubled past with her music career. In fact, Amy Winehouse’s last performance was in Serbia where Winehouse showed up on stage drunk. The fans cheered Winehouse initially, but then after a brief period lost their patience with Amy Winehouse and her drunken stumbling, so they just booed her off stage.
Amy Winehouse joins an cadre of other celebrities who’ve died at the age of 27 – Kurt Cobain, Janis Joplin, Jimi Hendrix, Jim Morrison, and others.
According to the WashingtonPost.com, Ron “Pigpen” McKernan of the Grateful Dead died at 27 of a gastrointestinal hemorrhage linked to alcohol abuse. Brian Jones of the Rolling Stones died in his swimming pool at 27. Chris Bell of Big Star died in a car accident. So did D. Boon of the Minutemen. Delta bluesman Robert Johnson died in 1938 under mysterious circumstances — some say he was poisoned while others cite a Faustian deal with the devil. But he was definitely 27.
According to Wikipedia:
Winehouse’s 2003 debut album, Frank, was critically successful in the UK and was nominated for the Mercury Prize. Amy Winehouse’s 2006 follow-up album, Back to Black, led to six Grammy Award nominations and five wins, tying the then record for the most wins by a female artist in a single night, and made Winehouse the first British female to win five Grammys, including three of the “Big Four“: Best New Artist, Record of the Year and Song of the Year. On 14 February 2007, Amy Winehouse won a BRIT Award for Best British Female Artist; she had also been nominated for Best British Album. She won the Ivor Novello Award three times, one in 2004 for Best Contemporary Song (musically and lyrically) for “Stronger Than Me“, one in 2007 for Best Contemporary Song for “Rehab“, and one in 2008 for Best Song Musically and Lyrically for “Love Is a Losing Game“, among other distinctions. The album was the third biggest seller of the 2000s in the United Kingdom.
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