Amy Winehouse

Illegal Drugs Entertainer

Singer-songwriter

Amy Winehouse was born on September 14, 1983. She was an English songwriter famous for her mix of musical genres and won 5 Grammy's for her "back to black" album in 2006. Making her the first British female to win 5 Grammy's. She also won the 2007 Brit Award for best female British artist.

Personal Life and Drug Abuse

Amy was known for having a lot of drug problems throughout her life and caught a lot of media attention. She went through a time of heavy drug and alcohol use in 2005 and In 2007 Amy called off a number of shows in the UK. She was put into hospitalization during this time for an overdose of cocaine, heroin, ecstasy, alcohol and ketamine. Amy also admitted she was dealing with self harm, depression and eating disorders such as Bulimia. According to her doctor, she quit doing drugs in 2008. Eventually she relapsed and eventually went to get psychiatric examinations in 2010 but refused therapy. In June 2008 her father Mitch Winehouse said that her lungs had a 70 percent holding capacity and had an irregular heart rate. Eventually on July 23, 2011 Amy was found dead in her home in Camden, London and it was later revealed that she died from alcohol poisoning. Her blood alcohol content was a 416 mg per 100 ml. Which was 5 times over the legal limit.