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Life's short. Anything could happen, and it usually does

London-born Amy Winehouse’s smokey voice and brilliant songwriting saw her achieve very early success. Her debut album, Frank was released when she was just twenty and received rave reviews. Her second album Back to Black featuring the songs Rehab and Tears Dry On Their Own went stratospheric. It remains one of the biggest selling albums of the 21st century.

With her wild beehive hairdo, tattoos and sweeps of dramatic black eyeliner making her look as iconic as her unforgettable voice, Amy had become a living legend before she died.

The sad circumstances surrounding Amy’s death are well documented. Fans helplessly witnessed Amy’s struggle with drug and alcohol addiction – often apparent during live performances. The star had also struggled with an eating disorder, but her sudden death came as she seemed to have turned a corner. She had been happy and feeling positive about new things.

Remembered by many children’s charities as a dedicated and very generous supporter, as a cultural icon Amy lives on through her music. A statue of her can be found in London’s Camden Town, while a charitable foundation in her name supports other young people who are battling addiction.