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First anniversary of Amy Winehouse's death

posted 22 Jul 2012, 09:29 by Sam Mbale   [ updated 22 Jul 2012, 09:30 ]

Monday marks the first anniversary of the death of British singer Amy Winehouse.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL (JANUARY 10, 2011) (REUTERS) - It will be exactly a year since the death of British singer Amy Winehouse on Monday (July 23).

An inquest found that she had more than five times the legal driving limit of alcohol in her blood when she died in her north London home on July 23, 2011.

The "Rehab" and "Back to Black" singer, who was known for her 'beehive' hairstyle and distinctive soulful voice, was 27.

She had been born into a Jewish family with a history of Jazz musicians.

Winehouse's fans flocked to the property in the Camden area of north London and transformed a nearby square into a shrine following the star's death.

The singer had fought a long battle with drink and drugs, the details of which were widely chronicled by the British tabloid press.

Newspaper reports at the end of May said the three-bedroomed property where she spent her final hours had gone on the market for 2.7 million pounds ($4.2 million).