Remembering Amy Winehouse on Her 40th Birthday
Amy Winehouse, the talented artist and British icon, passed away at the age of 27 in 2011. Although she is no longer with us, her legacy endures, and on what would have been her 40th birthday, fans and friends pay tribute to her memory.
Tributes Across Social Media
As Amy Winehouse’s 40th birthday arrived, admirers from all over the world took to social media to honor her. They shared their thoughts and fond memories of the iconic singer. One fan expressed, “No celebrity death hit me like Amy Winehouse’s did. She’d be 40 today, & every year I listen to her music on her birthday. Forever grateful I got to experience her live in Liverpool in 2007, in a tiny venue where the sweat dripped off the ceiling into her beehive by the end.”
Blake Fielder-Civil’s Tribute
Blake Fielder-Civil, Amy’s ex-husband, who was married to her for two years between 2007 and 2009, also remembered her. He spoke on ITV’s Good Morning Britain, sharing his grief over her absence. Blake said, “It’s devastating she’s not here. I think about her a lot, I thought about her this morning when I woke up and said my happy birthday to her.” He added, “I’ll always, always, always miss her. She was my best friend, and we were married.”
Amy Winehouse Band’s Tribute
Members of the Amy Winehouse Band, including Ade Omotayo, Dale Davis, Nathan Allen, and Hawi Gondwe, gathered at the Hawley Arms in London on the eve of what would have been Amy’s 40th birthday. They paid their respects by visiting various spots in Camden, a place closely associated with Amy. The band has also announced plans for a concert in December as a tribute to the late singer.
Fans Reflect on Her Musical Legacy
Amy’s fans took to social media to reflect on her incredible musical talent and the impact she had on their lives. One fan wrote, “Happy heavenly birthday to Amy Winehouse who would have been 40 today. An incredible talent whose passing leaves us forever wondering how much more she would have given us musically.” Another fan shared, “Thinking of Amy Winehouse today on what would have been her 40th birthday. Still can’t believe she’s no longer with us. Her talent was extraordinary and we’re so lucky to still have her music to listen to. Which I do, almost every day.”
Amy Winehouse’s memory lives on through her music, and her influence continues to resonate with fans worldwide.