The news probably won't come as a shock to anyone who has followed Winehouse's career—which, sadly, was constantly jeopardized by her ongoing substance abuse issues and intertwined relationship dramas with her ex-husband, Blake Fielder-Civil. Earlier this week, Winehouse appeared at a performance by her teenage goddaughter, Dionne Bromfield, at which she reportedly "'staggered onstage and grabbed the mic to beg the crowd to buy her protege's new album'"; video footage shows Winehouse looking pretty out of it. A few weeks ago she canceled a European tour.
Winehouse was an incredibly gifted singer who was unfortunately haunted by demons she just couldn't shake. At least now she is at peace.