The 27 Club is a growing list of rock and roll legends who died from tragic circumstances at age 27 and today, 5-time Grammy award winner, Amy Winehouse joined this list of shooting stars.

Amy’s death is still under investigation, but we’re led to assume her lifestyle was something she couldn’t overcome on her own. Recently she was booed off stage during a live performance for her drunken behavior. Her managers cancelled her concert tour to see if the time off could allow her to get control of her addictions.

Her mother had already prepared for this day, but I’m certain it’s still a bitter pill to swallow. Quoted in a 2008 interview Janis (a pharmacist) talked about her daughter.

‘I’ve already come to terms with her dead. I’ve steeled myself to ask her what ground she wants to be buried in, which cemetery. Because the drugs will get her if she stays on this road.
‘I look at Heath Ledger and Britney. She’s on their path. It’s like watching a car crash – this person throwing all these gifts away.’

Amy grew up listening to jazz and incorporated her contra-alto voice into a steady stream of infectious, bluesy rhythm and blues like tones that resurrected a style that earned her legions of fans.

In 2008, I watched her accept the awards for ‘Record of The Year,’ ‘Song of The Year,’ and best ‘Pop Female Vocal Performance.’ From then, it appeared she had established a firm grip on what would be an amazing life, but unfortunately, we’re only left with discography of great music, performances and a volume of dark attempts to overcome her demons.

Here’s a collection of my favorite performances and soundtracks from this extraordinary siren.