Amy Winehouse was a legendary musician who poured her heart out as a musician singing around her hometown, London.
Her first album, Frank, was released in 2003 when she was only 20 years old.
It was a huge success in Great Britain and brought her into the spotlight. However, with this success, her struggle with narcotics and liquor would begin.
After her initial success, she met Blake Fielder-Civil, who became a large part of Winehouse’s life and one of her most dangerous addictions.
Her music was known to come from her pain, and her relationship with Fielder-Civil brought plenty.
In between his infidelities and stints in prison, their relationship would continue to be on and off again until her death.
After her album, Back to Black, in 2006, she would go on to win five Grammys and was the first British woman to do so.
10 Amy Winehouse's Passing
Amy Winehouse died at only 27 years of age on July 23, 2011. When she passed, she was quickly compared to other famous musicians whose lives also ended at this young age.
Members of this group are referred to as the “27 Club” and include other musicians such as Kurt Cobain, Janis Joplin, and Jimi Hendrix and passed away expectedly in many cases from substance abuse.
9 Death From Alcohol Poisoning
Winehouse died from accidental alcohol poisoning. At the time of her death, her blood alcohol level was 0.416%, an extraordinarily high level.
A few days before her death, her bodyguard Andrew Morris said she seemed intoxicated but did not over drink.
He noticed Amy had big plans for the weekend and saw her in the early morning on the day of her death. After attempting to wake her up around 10 AM, however, she did not move.
He would later check five hours later and find in the same position without a pulse. She was then pronounced dead at the scene.