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2011 MEMORABLE MOMENTS: Amy Winhouse’s Death (2 of 10)

Amy Winehouse’s legacy was cut short due to the Jazz/Soul singer passing away on July 23, 2011 at the age of twenty-seven. After releasing the Grammy Award winning album ‘Back to Black,’ Winehouse battled drug addiction that impeded the progress of her musical career. In her young career, the “Rehab” singer released two critically acclaimed albums ‘Frank’ and ‘Back to Black.’

In addition, the first posthumous album from Winehouse entitled ‘Lioness: Hidden Treasures,’ was released on December 5, 2011. The set includes unreleased materials as well as cover versions of classic songs

Musicians remembered Winehouse:

Mark Ronson, whom produced the majority of Winehouse’s “Back to Black” album, tweeted: “she was my musical soulmate & like a sister to me. this is one of the saddest days of my life.”

“I’m so sad to hear the horrible news of Amy Winehouse’s death. I’m so happy I knew you Amy…Rest Well. Gone Too Soon…we’ll miss you!!” – Usher

“The last time I spoke 2 amy I told her let her light shine more” – Rapper Q-Tip

“Dear God have mercy!!!” wrote Rihanna, who added, “I am genuinely heartbroken about this.”

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