Amy Winehouse Estate Worth $4.66 Million Passes to Parents

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    British singer Amy Winehouse drinks during her performance at "Rock in Rio" music festival in Lisbon May 30, 2008.
By Brittney R. Villalva , Christian Post Reporter
March 29, 2012|8:51 am

New reports have confirmed that Amy Winehouse's estate will go to her parents after initial reports which stated that Winehouse had renewed her will following her divorce, proved false.

The 27-year-old singer and songwriter died unexpectedly in 2011 from accidental alcohol poisoning. Reports immediately following her death originally stated that Winehouse had renewed her will following her divorce from Blake Fielder-Civil in 2009.

New probate records however, have confirmed that Winehouse had no will at all.

The value of Winehouse's estate is estimated to be worth $6.7 million. The value minus debts and taxes equals a grand total of $4.66 million. With no will in place, all of Winehouse's money will go directly to her parents. While the estate estimate is below what was anticipated, the total does not reflect sums held by Winehouse jointly or any trust fund that the singer may have held.

When Winehouse passed, many recounted the curse of 27. The curse, sometimes know as the Club of 27 is based on a number of famous celebrities who died at the "golden age." Big names like Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, Jim Morrison, and Kurt Cobain all died at 27.

Winehouse suffered from a history of substance abuse. Her decision to secure a new will after the end of her marriage had been highly applauded. Passing without a will has meant that Winehouse had no choice over who would get the money and when. The estate funds will be passed to her parents, her father being listed as the administrator of the estate.

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Winehouse first came to fame with her debut album in 2006 titled "Back to Black." One of the first breaking hits off of the album was "Rehab" which Time name in 2007, as the "Best Song of the Year." Her bodyguard discovered Winehouse dead in her bed on July 23th, 2011.

 

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