SAN FRANCISCO (KCBS) – The passing of singer-songwriter Amy Winehouse on Saturday has left her fans mourning the loss, which like many other talented musicians, happened all too soon.

Tony Green, the manger of the famed San Francisco record store Amoeba Records, said several people stopped in to pick up her music.

“She was genuinely talented. She had a great voice,” said Green. “She could slip into hip hop a little bit, soul and retro soul and do a lot of things really, really well.”

KCBS’ Tim Ryan Reports:

While Winehouse’s music struck a chord with millions of her fans worldwide, her troubles with drugs and alcohol also kept her in the headlines.

Fan Elliot Lessing said Winehouse’s 2006 album “Back in Black,” which won her five Grammys, was and always will be a classic.

“I just thought it was one of the strongest albums I had heard in a long time,” he said. “Just her raw emotion.”

Many other fans agreed and said that her music impacted their lives.

Winehouse was found dead at her home in north London’s Camden area. Paramedics said she had died before they arrived at the house.

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Comments (2)
  1. Voo says:

    To be totally honest it baffles me to see that the world is in shock due to her death..this child was out of control and the more attention she got the more she went out of control.
    You live by the sword you die by the sword…
    Maybe some of her fans will wake up to Drugs Do Kill..and get the point.

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