Amy Winehouse unlikely to be forgotten for a long time - for her music as much as for her troubles.

Janis Winehouse, mother of 5 time Grammy winning artiste Amy Winehouse was quoted today in British tabloids saying she believed it was “only a matter of time” before her daughter died. The 27-year-old singer was found dead at her London home in Camden on Saturday.

Janis told The Sunday Mirror: “She seemed out of it. But her passing so suddenly still hasn’t hit me”. The mother joins millions around the world who weren’t completely surprised at the beehive hairdo and old-fashioned sailor tattoo singer made famous by her Back to Black Grammy Award Album.

The media report noted that Police said the cause of her death is being treated as “unexplained,” thus rejecting speculation that she died from a drug overdose as “inappropriate,” as purported by social and new media groups. A post-mortem is expected Monday or Tuesday.

The outsized personality and unclassifable talented singer wasn’t afraid of expressing herself and was often times a pacer with attention grabbing headlines from run-ins with the law, embarrassing videos & pictures leaks, stints in hospitals & clinics because of her fixation to alcohol and drugs.

Winehouse who summed up her entire career and life in her 2006 sing, “Rehab“, belting “They tried to make me go to rehab, but I said ‘no, no, no,'” was expected to make a comeback this year. However after a first stop in Belgrade, where booed and jeered, the singer flew home and cancelled what was to be the beginning of her European Tour. Her management noted that she was using the time to recover.

Though Winehouse was always in the spotlight, particularly for her troubled lifestyle, she will be remembered for profoundly beautiful and soul-stirring voice which was hauntingly relateable. Amy’s death however sends a message that addiction is a deadly disease.

As @lesanto said in a tweet: Before you judge, please show me a person who chose to ruin their life – rather than a person who was ruined by life. Can you? #amywinehouse

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