Her impressive bouffant and whiskey-soaked voice earned Amy Winehouse
comparisons to jazz great Etta James
, and helped bring Motown back into the popular lexicon. The only rival to her talent was her tumultuous personal life, which increasingly overshadowed her award-winning career. After months of teetering on the edge of sobriety, Winehouse dissolved in a dramatic on-stage meltdown in June, causing her to cancel the rest of her 2011 tour. Family, friends and fans wished Winehouse a speedy recovery, but the troubled singer’s life came to an untimely end on Saturday after paramedics pronounced the 27-year-old dead in her London apartment. Coroners are performing an autopsy today to uncover the cause of death.