RIP: Remembering Amy Winehouse 5 years later

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By: Nycole Hutchens

It’s been five years since the tragic death of powerhouse singer Amy Winehouse. The British singer passed away on July 23, 2011 due to alcohol poisoning. Although the 5 foot 3 inch singer had a tumultuous time during the last few years leading up to her death, the soul singer never disappointed her fans with her music and song writing talent.

During Winehouse’s career, the singer won five Grammy Awards for her 2006 album “Back to Black,” an album inspired by her relationship with an ex-boyfriend.

She also won the Female British Solo album award in 2007 at the Brit awards.

She will mostly be remembered for her hit songs “Rehab,” “Valerie and Tears” and “Dry on Their Own.”

This year, her documentary film “Amy” won Best Documentary at the Oscars.

Mitch Winehouse, Amy’s dad, is hosting a fundraising concert in honor of the singers death.

Take a look back at the video and song that put Amy on the map in Britain and the U.S.