Amy Winehouse was found dead in her apartment today. The death is listed as unexplained. In the end, Winehouse was better known for her brushes with the law and than she was for her talent, and she was talented. She had a wonderful voice and a great musical style.
Winehouse had the ability to bring soul music back to the mainstream, and for awhile, she did. " " was a massive hit. The album won the singer five Grammies and propelled her into stardom. Her success as a singer was short lived.
Within a matter of a few months, her drug addled tabloid lifestyle would take center stage. Her fans watched as she was arrested for assault, warned and featured doing drugs in a home video.
Her spiral continued until 2008, when she was hospitalized with lung disease and covered in nicotine patches in order to break her from the worst of her addictions. We hoped she'd recover. We hoped to see another album just as good as "Back to Black," but more importantly, we wanted to see her beat her addiction and survive. We wanted Winehouse to divorce Blake Feder-Civil and become a .