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Leading article: Lost greatness

The news of her death was shocking, but sadly no one could say it was unexpected. That precocious, extravagant talent which brought Amy Winehouse success and critical acclaim was matched by her capacity for self-destruction. In an example of the enigma of human creativity, she was able to use the chaotic darkness of her addictions – drink, drugs and toxic relationships – to create music and lyrics which channelled her hurt and despair into great songs which immediately spoke to millions. And she delivered them in that astonishing voice, one of the greatest of modern times, as powerfully and immediately moving as those of Billie Holiday, Edith Piaf and Maria Callas.

Hermione Eyre: Winehouse weaved suffering into her songs

It is painful to hear a new posthumous echo on that great voice, always so contemporary and intimate

Troubled soul singer Amy Winehouse dies at 27

The soul and R&B star, whose drink and drug problems often made the headlines, was found in her London home yesterday

Razor sharp, Winehouse changed the music scene for ever

There's no point seeking someone to blame – Winehouse's extraordinary insecurity lay at the heart of her troubles. Sophie Heawood recalls a difficult, funny, gifted and charming woman

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Tributes have been paid to Amy Winehouse by fellow celebrities.

Singer Amy Winehouse found dead in London

Singer Amy Winehouse has been found dead at her flat.

Joan Smith: Pete Doherty is not a child

I suppose it's one way of seeing whether short prison sentences work: the singer Pete Doherty was released on Wednesday after serving less than two months of a six-month sentence for possession of cocaine. It was his third spell in jail, and the judge who sentenced him remarked on his "appalling record", which includes at least 13 previous court appearances. Doherty has been arrested many times for drug and driving offences, and he could face another prison sentence after allegedly breaking into a record shop in Germany in March.

Amy Winehouse advised by teenager

Amy Winehouse asks her 15-year-old goddaughter for advice.

Howard Jacobson: Singing is the problem, not the drinking

Someone who can’t find anything better to do than admire and copy a rock star is a lost soul already

Amy Winehouse will not perform 'for years'

The troubled singer - who was booed during a shambolic European comeback performance at the weekend in Belgrade - has reportedly been retired "indefinitely" by her manager Raye Cosbert so she can concentrate on her health and well-being.

Amy Winehouse cancels two dates of comeback tour

Amy Winehouse has cancelled the next two dates of her comeback European tour following a disastrous comeback concert on Saturday night.

They know that she's no good... Amy Winehouse booed off stage in Serbia

The concert that was supposed to begin the comeback tour for Amy Winehouse turned into a fiasco on Saturday night when the troubled singer came on stage in Belgrade apparently too drunk to perform.

Amy Winehouse wants to have country family

Amy Winehouse wants to move to the countryside and start a family.

Amy Winehouse learns slang from goddaughter

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