Update-Amy Winehouse Dead: The funeral for Amy Winehouse will be held today for only close family and friends in London.
Winehouse was found dead in her London apartment on Saturday July 23, 2011. The British singer lived something of a tortured life marred with the scars of continuous alcohol and drug abuse.
A Sun source claimed that Winehouse had just seen her doctor the night before she passed. When asked about Winehouse’s physical state, he commented, “I was happy with her condition.” Unfortunately the condition apparently deteriorated drastically as she died the following day.
Amy’s parents, who have publicly held something of a tumultuous relationship with the singer, visited her mourning fans outside her Camden home. Janis focused on her daughter’s last words to her, “I love you, mum,” while Amy’s father Mitch thanked the hundreds of mourning fans.
“I can’t tell you what this means to us. It really is making this a lot easier for us,” he said of the tributes.
“Amy was about one thing, and that was love. Her whole life was devoted to her family and her friends, and to you guys as well.”
Winehouse death remains unexplained as an autopsy was inconclusive, but not suspicious. Toxicology results will take several weeks.
London police said Monday an autopsy failed to determine how the 27-year-old died. They are calling her death unexplained, but say it is not suspicious.
Forensic experts will now carry out toxicology tests, whose results could take several weeks.
Known by most through her music, the sales of Amy’s music has naturally received a boost from her fans. According to NME, Winehouse’s catalog and singles have increased 37 times over since the news of her death. According to NY Time, Amy’s best-selling album “Back to Black” shot to number one on iTunes — the numbers are expected to increase.
Amy Winehouse lived the life of many musical geniuses, tortured by the demons of fame and drug abuse. Ironically dying at the same age of individuals such as Janis Joplin, Kurt Cobain, Jimi Hendrix, and Jim Morrison; Winehouse joined a club (27 Club) of talented souls who died well before their prime. Although her life was short, Amy Winehouse’s creativity and talent will forever live on in the music she left behind after her untimely death.
Amy Winehouse – Love is a Losing Game – Live 2007
No doubt thousands will mourn Amy Winehouse in private.