LONDON (AP) - Amy Winehouse's mother has told a British
newspaper the singer was not well when they met a day before she
The Sunday Mirror quotes Janis Winehouse as saying she believed
it was "only a matter of time" before her daughter died. The
27-year-old singer was found dead at her London home on Sunday.
Janis told the tabloid: "She seemed out of it. But her passing
so suddenly still hasn't hit me."
Police say the cause of her death is being treated as
"unexplained." A post-mortem is expected Monday or Tuesday.
Fans and neighbors paid tribute to the singer on Sunday, leaving
a growing pile of flowers, candles and messages outside of her
home. One read "R.I.P. Never Forgotten," while another said
"It's all right, love. Go now."
Amy Winehouse shot to fame with the album "Back to Black," which
won five Grammys. Its blend of jazz, soul, rock and classic pop was
a global hit and made Winehouse, with her black beehive hairdo and
old-fashioned sailor tattoos, one of music's most recognizable
But she also became known for erratic stage appearances, drunken
fights, and stints in hospitals and rehab clinics.
Last month, Winehouse canceled her European comeback tour after
she swayed and slurred her way through barely recognizable songs in
her first show in the Serbian capital of Belgrade. Booed and jeered
off stage, she flew home and her management said she would take
time off to recover.