Best known for her albums Frank and Back To Black, Amy Winehouse shot to fame in 2003 with a series of amazing singles highlighting her unique talents, as well as her incomparable style.
In 2008, she appeared naked in Easy Living magazine to raise awareness of breast cancer, a cause she supported throughout her career. She performed her hits Rehab and Valerie later that year at Nelson Mandela's 90th birthday concert in London.
In 2009, Winehouse expressed interest in helping young musicians in the Caribbean, where she lived for a period of time on the island of St Lucia. She supported the Hear The World campaign to raise awareness of the topic of hearing and hearing loss and to promote good hearing all over the world, and appeared on a CD with Cuban musicians to raise awareness of climate change.
In 2010, Winehouse donated her song Back To Black to the Global Fund's Born HIV Free campaign, allowing the song to be used as the soundtrack for an animated film titled Baby In The Sky.
In March 2011, Amy donated over £20,000 worth of designer clothes to a charity shop in London: “Amy turned up in a people carrier with loads of stuff in bin liners,” a source told The Sun. “Top, top designer gear. She promised there was more to come. The shop has been going like a fair since word got out.”
In 2009, she paid the medical fees for a sick man in St. Lucia: “She saved my life. The hernia was killing me,” Julian Jean-Baptiste told Britain’s Daily Mirror. "It was the most terrible pain in my groin and it would go from the tip of my toes right up to my chest.
“I knew I had something seriously wrong with me, but I couldn’t make enough money to see a doctor. Amy walked up to me one day on the beach. She could tell something was wrong and she asked me how I was. I told her I had been feeling a lot of pain down there. The next thing I knew her bodyguard gave me money to go and see a doctor.
“I had the surgery on July 1, 2009… it cost a fortune and Amy paid for the whole thing. I tried to thank her after but she just hugged me and said not to say anything. Her generosity gave me my life back.”
Amy Winehouse passed away on July 23, 2011.
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