Amy Winehouse, a supremely gifted singer who amazed listeners with her jazzy, sultry voice before battling severe drug addiction, was found dead in her London home.
Although the official cause of death has not been established, numerous media outlets say the 27-year-old Winehouse may have overdosed on drugs.
Winehouse's record label Universal described her as "a gifted musician, artist and performer" and said "Our prayers go out to Amy's family, friends and fans."
Winehouse achieved fame and stardom with her second album, "Back to Black (2006)," which capitalized on a unique blend of jazz, contemporary R&B, soul and rock. It won five Grammys and made Winehouse a global sensation.
However, the fame and adulation quickly disappeared as Winehouse's life spiraled out of control thanks to drug and drink. She bounced in and out of rehab and routinely embarrassed herself at concerts by showing up drunk or high.
Brought up in North London, Winehouse was raised in a Jewish family with a history for jazz music. Her self-destructive nature brought her down far too young, but her classic voice will live on in Rock 'n' Roll annals. Here's more on the life of Amy Winehouse: