A woman has received an iPod Touch after correctly predicting the date Amy Winehouse would die on a website.
The website, created in 2007, has received hundreds of thousands of hits. Participators in the wager totaled 96,026, posting their predictions of when the famous singer’s death would take place.
On July 23, the day of Winehouse’s death, a note on the site read, “Out of all those entries only four were correct. The first person to do so did it on December 21, 2007 and we’ve called her the winner of the iPod touch. We will be contacting her via email.”
The website creators admitted that since they launched the site, they have received 237 emails where viewers accused them of “working for the devil in disguise.”
“Amy Winehouse has passed away. Let’s hope her demise is an example for young people in how not to deal with your problems. May she Rest In Peace and her music live on,” the note from site creators concluded on the day Winehouse died.
Winehouse received her first guitar aged 13 and began writing her own music a year later. Her powerful and deep contralto vocals combined with her use of R&B, soul, and jazz sounds won her five Grammy Awards in 2006.
The British singer suffered from substance abuse and participated in self-destructive behaviors such as drug and alcohol use.
Winehouse’s activities made her a regular in tabloid gossip from 2007 until her death last week. Found dead in her London apartment, the cause of her death remains unknown.
Mitch and Janis Winehouse, Amy’s parents, plan to set up an organization in her name for those who suffer from drug addiction.
There have been no comments from the woman who predicted Winehouse’s death four years in advance.