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Today is Amy Winehouse's 28th birthday.

Alas, the singer - like Jim Morrison, Janis Joplin, Jimi Hendrix and Kurt Cobain - never made it past 27. She tragically died in her London flat back in July.

On this occasion, we reflect on a star whose flame burned out far too soon, a victim of her addictions and certain nameless individuals who fed them.

RIP Amy Winehouse

R.I.P. Amy Winehouse (1983-2011).

While we would just as soon forget BLAKE FIELDER-CIVIL, Amy's musical legacy lives on. She transformed British music and influenced countless artists.

Leave comments with your favorite songs and memories of the modern day soul/jazz queen and click to enlarge some Amy Winehouse pics from our archives:

  • Wino Style
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  • Amy Winehouse, Fake Boobs
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  • Amy Winehouse Boob Job
  • Amy Wino Housed
  • Lovely Amy Winehouse Photo
  • Amy Winehouse Steps Out
  • RIP Amy Winehouse (1983-2011)
  • Amy Winehouse Cleavage Shot
  • Whine House

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While he wouldn't overtly put the blame on Blake Fielder-Civil (even though he basically already has), Amy Winehouse's father says he was "killing" her.

On Piers Morgan Tonight, Mitch Winehouse reflected again on the notorious druggie best known for introducing Amy Winehouse to cocaine and heroin.

He feels blaming Blake would be "stupid," but he did warn him that after what he's been through with his daughter, he wants nothing to do with him now.

Mitch With Amy Winehouse

Mitch explained that Blake Fielder-Civil, who is currently in jail for assault, and his mother have told media reports that they have tried to contact him.

Nothing of the sort has taken place, and he'd hang up if it did.

"His mother says that Blake's been trying to get in touch with me, but none of them have gotten in touch with me. Not that I'm not interested in them."

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Amy Winehouse's father Mitch is basically calling out Blake Fielder-Civil for killing his little girl by virtue of laying the groundwork for hard ass drug addiction.

Hey, it's not a hard sell to even the casual observer.

Mitch Winehouse feels that it was Blake Fielder-Civil who first introduced Ames to the hard drugs, specifically heroin, that ransacked her body for years.

Blake Fielder Civil With Amy Winehouse

In an interview with Anderson Cooper, Mitch is careful to say that he doesn't blame Amy's death on Blake, but reading between the lines, he likely does.

Were it not for Fielder-Civil, who's currently serving time for a burglary and firearm offense, Amy's life wouldn't have spiraled out of control so badly.

Mitch is adamant that Amy died of a seizure brought about by detoxing. If going OFF drugs and alcohol kills someone, that says a lot about their lifestyle.

Take it as a cautionary tale, Sarah Aspin.

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Amy Winehouse’s final recording turned out to be a collaboration with Tony Bennett on the classic song “Body & Soul” for his upcoming album, Duets II.

“Body & Soul” drops Wednesday with the full album - also featuring Lady Gaga, Aretha Franklin and Carrie Underwood - set for release this Friday.

Bennett recently spoke about recording with the late Amy Winehouse, who he saw as a kindred spirit carrying on an endangered musical legacy ...

Amy admitted she was nervous, but still seemed at ease working with one of her idols in Bennett, 85, on one of her dad Mitch’s favorite songs.

The feeling of admiration was mutual.

“What I love about Amy Winehouse is that, of all the singers since the Beatles, automatically you check everyone out who’s a lot younger, but there’s been such a big walk away from jazz,” Bennett told EW recently.

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Amy Winehouse died trying to save her own life.

That would be the argument of her father, Mitch Winehouse, who continues to make the case that withdrawal killed Amy, not a major drug overdose that many suspected for obvious reasons. The singer passed away in July at age 27.

Why is Mitch so certain this happened?

Rest in Peace Amy Winehouse

"Everything Amy did, she did to excess," he says on Anderson Cooper's new show Anderson, debuting tomorrow. "She drank to excess and did detox to excess."

It is true that no illegal drugs were found in his daughter's system.

However, Mitch believes his daughter likely suffered an overdose from a very powerful anti-anxiety drug and later suffered a fatal seizure during detox.

According to the singer's father, she was trying to get clean once and for all. Sadly, the rampant addictions she battled for years left her too weak.

The final cause of death is still pending an official inquest.

[Photo: Fame Pictures]

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Amy Winehouse's toxicology results have proven she was not on any sort of illegal drugs at the time of her death, according to her family members.

She had been drinking alcohol, however.

Amy's family says officials have not determined if the booze played a role in the soul singer's death. However, the lack of drugs - if true - is a surprise.

Troubled Singer

Amy Winehouse's substance abuse problem has been documented for years.

A rep from Scotland Yard told TMZ that the law enforcement agency has not yet received a copy of Winehouse's toxicology results from the coroner.

Amy was found dead in her London apartment July 23.

Her family swore she was off drugs at the time of her death, and even put out the theory that she died from alcohol withdrawal and/or seizures.

Here's what the Winehouses said in a statement:

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Monday night on his Symphonica tour in Prague, George Michael gave fans a rendition of Amy Winehouse's "Love is a Losing Game," then gave them a piece of very personal information - he and longtime partner Kevin Goss broke up.

"It's time to be honest," he said. "My love life has has been more turbulent than I've let on. This man has brought me a lot of joy and a lot of pain."

Michael then dedicated "Where I Hope You Are" to Goss.

As for Winehouse, it's no secret that George Michael was (and still is) a huge fan of the young star who passed away last month. He said:

"Amy was, in my opinion, the most soulful vocalist [we have] ever seen."

George urged Amy's label to re-release "Love is a Losing Game" in the wake of her passing, as it is "the way she should be remembered," and "as one of the greatest singer songwriters of all time, I hope she is at peace now."

His cover of the moving track (above) can only help that cause. R.I.P. Amy.

NOTE: Check out our gallery of Amy Winehouse pictures (1983-2011).

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Amy Winehouse's parents, Mitch and Janis, plan to convert her London home to become the headquarters of the new Amy Winehouse Foundation.

The charity organization will help children in need, say reports.

The 10-room, $4 million home in Camden, North London, where Amy was found dead July 23, will house the group, whose mission statement is set to be announced September 14, which would've been Winehouse's 28th birthday.

Amy the Great

"The foundation is going to help thousands of people. That is Amy's legacy," Mitch Winehouse, always her biggest supporter, Tweeted Wednesday.

The Amy Winehouse Foundation will be funded in part by proceeds from the star's last recording, a duet with Tony Bennett of the pop classic "Body and Soul," that will be available on Bennett's upcoming album, Duets II.

The cause of Winehouse's death is still being determined.

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The late Amy Winehouse's final recording, a duet with the great Tony Bennett, will be released as a charity single for a foundation set up in her name.

"Body and Soul" will go on sale in September, with all proceeds going to the newly established Amy Winehouse Foundation, according to her dad, Mitch.

Mitch Winehouse was always Amy's biggest supporter, having tried for years to get her help. Now that she's gone, he's advocating important causes.

Winehouse and Bennett

Winehouse and Bennett, who just turned 85 (!), recorded the pop song in March at London's Abbey Road Studios for Tony's forthcoming Duets II album.

The 27-year-old Winehouse, who famously struggled in recent years with drug and alcohol addiction, was found dead at her London home July 23.

Her cause of death remains inconclusive, but family believes that an abrupt alcohol withdrawal, rather than a drug overdose, was likely to blame.

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If there is a silver lining to be found in the aftermath of Amy Winehouse’s death, it's that a light has shone on the perils of alcohol and drug addition.

To that end, her father and managers are urging politicians to do more for young people across the UK who are struggling to overcome these woes.

Winehouse: Back in St. Lucia

Mitch Winehouse, 60, urged officials to support opening a government-funded treatment center for those citizens who cannot afford private rehab.

Amy and Mitch Winehouse, always her biggest fan and supporter.

"This isn't about Amy because we were in a fortunate position of being able to fund Amy's rehab," he said. "This is about people that can't afford it."

Also accompanying Mitch on his visit to Parliament was recovered addict-turned-addiction specialist Sarah Graham, who told The Guardian this:

“We didn't know [Amy's death] was going to happen, but we hope it will show that addiction is something that can kill people when they are very young."

"We should not wait until it is too late."

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