Amy Winehouse died four years ago today, July 23, at the age of 27. Winehouse may have had her struggles -- she claimed that even at a young age she was kicked out of school for piercing her nose along with "general slackeritude" -- but she represents a persona the world continues to be captivated by. The woman successfully realized her dreams in the only way she knew how.
In remembering the late singer, Lady Gaga once said, "I always felt like Amy had opened a door for girls like me who didn’t fit that exact real pop mold..." Winehouse's talents were one of a generation and she is sorely missed.
To Amy Winehouse, for burning brightly. 1983 - 2011.
Photo by Devin Phillips 2007