Following the death of Amy Winehouse a big favorite of ours, several celebrity photographers have gone into their archives to share images of the talented yet troubled singer. Terry Richardson goes back four years to showcase a small set of photography bearing a more light-hearted and fun exchange involving herself and former husband, Blake Fielder-Civil.
Amy Winehouse joins the ranks of rock stars who died at the age of 27
The guitarist and founder member of the Rolling Stones was found dead at the bottom of a Sussex swimming pool on July 2, 1969. Alcohol and drugs were found in his system. The coroner reported death by misadventure.
The legendary electric guitarist collapsed at a party in London on September 18, 1970, and later died of suffocation brought on by a barbiturate overdose.
The American folk singer died of a heroin overdose, possibly combined with the effects of alcohol. She was found in her Hollywood apartment on October 4, 1970.
A prolific drug-taker, The Doors’ frontman died of heart failure while taking a bath in his Paris apartment on July 3, 1971. The previous day, he had complained of regurgitating blood. His death certificate states he died of “natural causes”.
The troubled lead-singer of American grunge rock band Nirvana shot himself in the room above his garage in his Seattle home on April 8, 1994. The previous month, he had survived a drug and alcohol-induced coma.
The lead guitarist of Welsh band Manic Street Preachers disappeared in December 1995, prior to the band’s tour of America. His body was never found, but he was officially presumed dead in 2008.