14 September 1983 – 23 July 2011
At 3:54 in the afternoon on Saturday 23rd, Amy Winehouse was pronounced dead at her home in London. Many people won't feel sorry for her death, considering her state of health and numerous drug related problems. Despite her issues however, you can't deny that her voice was a powerful one. It revived British soul and coaxed female musicians to appear from obscurity. It was a voice laden with personality in a modern pop era in which everyone sounds the same. Her songs were often heart-breakingly honest, an attribute to her work many people related to. One of her most well known lyrics: "They tried to make me go to rehab, but I said no, no, no..." was a denial by Winehouse to the world, and a denial that ultimately took her life. So, even after being a success at 24, she had so much more to offer, and despite the jokes anybody makes, didn't deserve to die aged 27. RIP.