Factbox: The life and times of Amy Winehouse

Tue Jul 26, 2011 10:14am EDT
 
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(Reuters) - British singer Amy Winehouse has been found dead at her home in north London, Sky News reported on Saturday. She was 27.

Here are some details about her life:

EARLY LIFE:

-- Amy Winehouse was born on September 14 1983 to a Jewish family with a history of jazz musicians.

-- She was discovered by soul singer Tyler James at the age of 16 and in 2003 her debut album "Frank" was released, to general acclaim.

-- Her second album "Back to Black" was released in October 2006 and reached the No.1 spot.

MIXED FORTUNES:

-- The album's hit single "Rehab," with the prescient line: "They tried to make me go to rehab. I said 'no, no, no'" has been called the anthem of celebrity trash culture.

-- In October 2007, she and her husband, Blake Fielder-Civil were arrested at a Norwegian hotel for marijuana possession, and soon afterward fans booed her on stage as she slurred her way through her gigs. They divorced in 2009.   Continued...

 
<p>British singer Amy Winehouse arrives at the City of Westminster Magistrates Court in central London in this March 17, 2009 file photo. REUTERS/Kieran Doherty/Files</p>