Adele Pays Posthumous Tribute to Amy Winehouse

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Amy Winehouse would have turned 33 years old today.

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Tragically, of course, the artist is not around to celebrate this occasion.

Winehouse died of a drug overdose in July of 2011.

But Adele took a moment on Wednesday morning to recognize the late singer, sharing a photo of the beloved icon standing in front of a muted pink wall, donning a black fur jacket and rocking a giant smile.

“Happy Birthday Amy X,” Adele simply captioned the image.

See it for yourself below:

Amy Winehouse Tribute Pic

Adele and Winehouse are both British, of course, although the former's affection for the latter clearly runs deeper than a shared homeland.

In an October 2015 interview with Vice’s i-D magazine, Adele explained that the Back to Black songwriter was the main inspiration behind her music career.

And it's a music career that has grown into more of a success than she ever could have imagined.

"If it wasn't for Amy and [her 2003 debut album] Frank, 100% I wouldn't have picked up a guitar,” Adele told the publication at the time, adding:

“I wouldn’t have written Daydreamer or Hometown, and I wrote 'Someone Like You' on the guitar too.”

Just in case you needed another reason to mourn Winehouse's passing, right?

Who knows how many other would-be artists are out there who never got a chance to find out the sort of talent they possessed because Winehouse died so young.

Winehouse has been dead for years now, but her memory is still very much alive.

Amy Winehouse on Stage

Amy, a documentary that chronicled nearly every aspect of Winehouse’s life, was released in July 2015.

It went to win an Academy Award.

"I wasn’t going to [see it]," Adele told Vice’s i-D.

" I loved her and I went through my own massive grieving process as her fan. I’d finally got to a place where I felt really great about the impact she'd had on my life, in every way. I felt really, really fond of it all.

"But then I read this review of it and that made me go and see it.”

Adele says she now's glad to sat through it.

But it wasn't easy at times.

“I got super emotional with the funeral footage," she explained.

"But I wasn’t really that into the saved voicemails and stuff like that. I felt like I was intruding so I actually felt a little bit uncomfortable and that ruined it for me. I love watching her, but I kind of wish I hadn't seen it,” she continued. “But you know, I love Amy.

"I always have, I always will. Do you know what makes me supe rsad? That I'm never going to hear her voice again, other than how I've heard it.”

Same here.

May Amy Winehouse rest in peace.

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