15 Black Artists Who Died Too Young

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This past Saturday, July 23, news broke that British singer/songwriter Amy Winehouse had passed away of unknown causes in her London apartment. She was just 27 years old. Throughout her short career, the troubled performer had numerous issues with drugs and alcohol, but was still able to make an indelible mark on the music world. Her 2006 album, Back to Black, earned Winehouse six Grammy nominations and five wins. Her talent was undeniable. Still, Winehouse’s musical impact, which borrowed elements of Black artists, will remain her greatest legacy. In light of Winehouse’s untimely passing, BlackEnterprise.com compiles a collection of other great artists who died before their time. —Anslem Samuel

This past Saturday, July 23, news broke that British singer/songwriter Amy Winehouse had passed away…

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  • JACKIE

    SHE IS NOT BLACK??????