George Michael live

There are few artists that can sound this good live and George Michael is one of them… He actually sounds better live than he does in a studio and this song just proves my point and the next one after that.

Sung at Freddie Mercurie’s tribute concert in  20 April 1992

And this one sung live at London.. Father figure…  in 2009

Amy Winehouse – family bereft at death

The family of singer Amy Winehouse say they have been left “bereft” by her death at the age of 27.

Celebrities and fans have lined up to pay tribute to the singer after she was found dead at her home in Camden, north London on Saturday.

The family’s statement said: “Our family has been left bereft by the loss of Amy, a wonderful daughter, sister, niece. She leaves a gaping hole in our lives. We are coming together to remember her and we would appreciate some privacy and space at this terrible time.”

Winehouse battled drink and drug problems throughout her career and news of her death was quickly followed by suggestions that it could be related to one or the other.

But Superintendent Raj Kohli has warned it is “inappropriate” to speculate at this stage on the cause of death, which is being treated as “unexplained”. A post-mortem is likely to take place on Monday.

One of Winehouse’s security team had found her and called an ambulance.

The singer’s grief-stricken mother Janis told the Sunday Mirror she had seen her daughter the day before she was found dead. She said: “She seemed out of it. But her passing so suddenly still hasn’t hit me.”

The performer had said “I love you” at the end of a day out together, and her mother said she would always treasure those words.

Father Mitch, who flew back from New York when he heard the news, said: “This isn’t real. I’m completely devastated.”

Celebrities including Russell Brand, Rolling Stone Ronnie Wood and producer Mark Ronson have all paid tribute to the multi-award winning performer, with Brand, a former addict, calling her “a genius” and saying addiction should be treated like a potentially fatal illness.

Amy Winehouse found dead

Passing: Amy Winehouse has been found dead at her home this afternoon

Amy Winehouse, 27, was discovered at her apartment in north London by emergency services at around 3.54pm this afternoon, according to sources.

A police statement said: “Police were called by London Ambulance Service to an address in Camden Square NW1 shortly before 16.05hrs today, Saturday 23 July, following reports of a woman found deceased.

“On arrival officers found the body of a 27-year-old female who was pronounced dead at the scene.

“Enquiries continue into the circumstances of the death. At this early stage it is being treated as unexplained.”

Amy had recently cancelled all tour dates and engagements after a series of erratic public appearances.

But she appeared with her goddaughter Dionne Bromfield earlier this week at the iTunes festival where she urged the crowd to buy the young singer’s album.

Amy had battled drink and drugs problems throughout her career.

She has had a troubled life which has included various stints in rehab for drug and alcohol addiction.

In an interview in 2008, her mother Janis said she would be unsurprised if her daughter died before her time.

She said: ‘I’ve known for a long time that my daughter has problems. But seeing it on screen rammed it home. I realise my daughter could be dead within the year. We’re watching her kill herself, slowly.

‘I’ve already come to terms with her dead. I’ve steeled myself to ask her what ground she wants to be buried in, which cemetery. Because the drugs will get her if she stays on this road.

‘I look at Heath Ledger and Britney. She’s on their path. It’s like watching a car crash – this person throwing all these gifts away.’

 Amy Whinehouse is now on the list of famous people who have died at the age of 27, know as the 27 club.

Other famous people who died at 27: Brian Jones, Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, Jim Morrison, Kurt Kobain.