AMY WINEHOUSE – one of Britain’s most talented and charismatic singers of recent years – was found dead at her North London flat on Saturday 23 July. News sources report that ambulance crews were called to her apartment at around 4pm on Saturday but when they arrived the singer was “beyond help”. Police said that they were treating the death as “unexplained” though other sources say the cause of death was a lethal cocktail of alcohol and drugs.

AMY WINEHOUSE was 27 and had been working on a third solo album to follow the success of ‘Frank’ and ‘Back To Black’ but personal issues had lengthened the process and it’s claimed that nothing significant had been recorded.

The multi-award winning singer had enjoyed a meteoric rise to fame when she found material to match her distinctive voice – a powerful contralto that combined elements of R&B, soul and jazz. Some soul purists weren’t entirely convinced about AMY’S credentials but anyone who’s taken the time to listen to ‘Love Is A Losing Game’ or even the stripped down version of ‘Valerie’ knows otherwise.

AMY WINEHOUSE – a huge soul talent – RIP.