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Amy Winehouse joined tragic 27 Club when she died at height of fame

On this day in 2011, the world shook with the news of Amy Winehouse’s death. The singer, aged just 27, was found in her home…

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On this day in 2011, the world shook with the news of Amy Winehouse’s death. The singer, aged just 27, was found in her home in Camden, north London, and it was later revealed that alcohol poisoning had led to her death.

11 years later, the star is just as relevant as ever, and fans around the world are still playing her music and remembering the icon that was Amy Winehouse.

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Winehouse: a star gone too soon

Winehouse was found dead in her flat in Camden on Saturday, July 23, 2011. The cause of death was alcohol poisoning, as the singer was found with 416mg of alcohol per decilitre in her blood, which was enough to make her comatose.

Dr Shirley Radcliffe, the coroner, said: “She voluntarily consumed alcohol, a deliberate act that took an unexpected turn in that it caused her death.”

Winehouse’s family released a statement following her death, writing that they had been left “bereft” by the loss of “a wonderful daughter, sister, niece.”

The Back to Black artist’s struggles with drugs and alcohol were known to the public, and became particularly apparent in 2008 when The Sun published a video of her allegedly smoking crack out of a pipe.

In 2009, Winehouse reportedly quit hard narcotics after filing for divorce from Blake Fielder-Civil. She attended rehab that summer, though her father said it was for drinking rather than drugs.

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A look into the ’27 Club’

The ’27 Club’ is less a club and more a tragic set of coincidences which saw many of rock ‘n’ roll’s greatest stars pass away at the age of 27. The club includes Jim Morrison, Janis Joplin, Brian Jones, and Jimi Hendrix, who all died between 1969 and 1971.

When Kurt Cobain died in 1994, the public began to become more aware of the notion of the 27 Club, and the cultural phenomenon gained even more media attention after Winehouse’s death in 2011.

The 27 Club has been referred to in music and popular culture over the last several years. Mac Miller’s 2015 song Brand Name contains the lyric ‘To everyone who sell me drugs: Don’t mix it with that bulls**t, I’m hoping not to join the 27 Club.’ Miller died aged 26.

Fall Out Boy’s 2008 album Folie à Deux featured a song called 27 which referred to the club and the dangerous lifestyle lived by many artists in the world of rock ‘n’ roll.

In 2011, the British Medical Journal published a study investigating whether “famous musicians are at an increased risk of death at age 27.” The study concluded that the club is “unlikely to be a real phenomenon”, and although “fame may increase the risk of death among musicians”, this risk “is not limited” to age 27.

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Remember Amy at her happiest, today and everyday. 23.07.11 pic.twitter.com/ilIF7sQKHO— Amy Winehouse (@amywinehouse) July 23, 2022

11th anniversary of Winehouse’s tragic death

As the 11th anniversary of Winehouse’s death arrives, fans have taken to the internet to share their favourite memories of the star. The official Amy Winehouse Twitter page shared a nostalgic black and white shot of the singer, which they captioned: “Remember Amy at her happiest, today and everyday.”

Just two weeks ago, the news broke that Sam Taylor-Johnson is set to direct biopic about Winehouse titled Back to Black. Matt Greenhalgh has written the script and Studiocanal will be producing the film. It has been reported that the biopic is being made with full support from Winehouse’s father Mitch.
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