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Tributes to late singer Amy Winehouse

Tributes to late singer Amy Winehouse
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Fans gathered outside the London home of Amy Winehouse on Sunday to pay tribute to the late British singer-songwriter.

The 27-year-old died unexpectedly on Saturday.

Police say the cause of death is “unexplained” and will carry out a post-mortem on Monday.

Winehouse battled alcohol and drug addiction for many years and had recently spent time in rehab.

Some fans said they were not surprised that her life had ended so young: “It was one of the things that maybe could have happened given her history,” said one male fan. “That’s the way it goes isn’t it?”

One middle-aged female fan from Scotland remembered meeting the troubled singer: “You could see that she had demons,” she said. “I am going to light a little candle for her.”

Friends from the music industry paid tribute to Winehouse’s talent. American r’n‘b singer Rihanna said the news had left her “heartbroken”. Winehouse’s former producer Mark Ronson said it was “one of the saddest days of my life.”

The organisation behind the Grammys, which bestowed 5 awards on Winehouse in 2008, praised her as someone who “seamlessly blended rock, jazz, pop, and soul and created a sound all her own.”