Amy Winehouse family pleads for "privacy and space"july 25 2011

(Reuters) - The family of Amy Winehouse looking for "privacy" of the public eye on Sunday, a day after his death, the beehive-haired young soul singer, who sent fans rushing to download a song in remembrance.

The "Rehab" singer was found dead at home in London, on Saturday, becoming the latest in a grim tally of music superstar who died at age 27 that seems cursed.

"Our family has been left to lose with the loss of Amy, a beautiful daughter, sister, nephew. He leaves a gaping hole in our lives," his family said in a statement. "We have come together to remember, and we would appreciate some privacy and space of this horrific time."

Police say it is too early to speculate about how the death and post mortem Winehouse will not be done before Monday morning, but Winehouse struggles with alcohol and drug addiction are well documented.

His best known song, "Rehab," booms the 2006 album "Back to Black," a witness to her destined to struggle to get clean. Other members of what has been dubbed the "Forever 27" club, including Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, Jim Morrison and Kurt Cobain, who died at age in a different state of turmoil after the rock'n'roll lifestyle was associated with a career.

"The thing that connects them together is the fact that they all have pop culture shifter, all of them have helped push the sound of modern music to new levels, and some of them have been pushed to the very large scale, whether it's Amy Winehouse, Jimi Hendrix , Brian Jones, "said Eric Segalstad, author of" The 27s: Greatest Myth of Rock & Roll ".

In many cases of posthumous fame musicians' has exceeded the success they enjoy in their careers, with their record still sold and enjoyed by new audiences.

That may be the case for Winehouse, regarded by some as one of the most talented singers of his generation, leaving only a thin set of recordings featuring his talents.


Winehouse occupied the top slot in the UK chart download iTunes 24 hours after death with "Back to Black" album won five Grammy awards in the United States and play a troubled girl north London became an international star.

"Back to Black," knocked "21" fellow British female vocalist Adele off the top spot on the iTunes charts.

Winehouse, who was in the label Universal Music, also occupied the third position, with a package consisting of "Back to Black 'and 2003 debut" Frank, "while the" Deluxe Edition "from" Back to Black "is number four.

His death came too late to affect disc sales chart top 40 downloads and released by the Official Charts company Sunday, but he might top the list next week.

Winehouse album sales increased by 37 times between Friday and Saturday, with sales tracking up to 23 times, Official Charts Company said. "We expect a greater impact to roll through the next few days," said managing director Martin Talbot Official Charts.

2009 sales spike mirror example Michael Jackson, the song jumps to the top of the charts after his death.

Real Jackson is thought to have produced more than $ 310 million from album sales and spin-off because of "Thriller" singer died two years ago. Jackson also struggled with drug addiction during her life, and death was caused primarily by drug overdose of a powerful anesthetic, propofol.

Winehouse singer slid from a carefree teenager from a north London Jewish family with someone who could barely walk on his last concert performance in Serbia.

She won critical acclaim after releasing her debut album "Frank" in 2003 before becoming a worldwide phenomenon with the success of "Back to Black."

"This is between the two albums that he went off the rails, in part a reaction to fame And I think he was quite afraid of his talent.," Says biographer Chas-Burden Newkey broadcaster Sky News UK.

While Winehouse has regularly recorded the song, he did not release a new album since "Back to Black."

His spokesman said it was unclear what would be used recordings made of its release. But it seems inevitable posthumous album considering its immense popularity.

"He continued to write music, that's what he did. There are lots of demos knocking around and stuff," the spokesman said.

(Additional reporting by Keith Weir in London and Bob Tourtellotte in Los Angeles, editing by Todd Eastham)