Amy Winehouse's fortune and who inherited it after singer died without a will (2024)

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Amy Winehouse and Mitch Winehouse (Image: (Image: GETTY))

Amy Winehouse, the iconic singer who revolutionised music in her short career has just had her life shared on the big screen in a fresh biopic.

She sadly died aged 27 and she hadn't yet created a will, meaning her estate was managed by law. The Back to Black star's brief yet impactful career in the music industry amassed her a fortune.

Celebrity Net Worth estimated that the Rehab singer was worth approximately $4million (£3.46million) at her time of death.

In cases where an individual dies without a will, inheritance laws dictate that a close associate of the deceased is usually appointed as the administrator of the estate. In Winehouse's case, this role fell to her father, Mitch.

As per MLP Law, the rules of intestacy necessitate that the inheritance be divided among the deceased's parents, children, and spouse. Winehouse, however, had no children and had officially divorced from Blake Fielder-Civil in 2009, thereby allegedly excluding him from any entitlement to her estate.

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A new movie about Amy Winehouse has hit the screens (Image: Getty)

Amy Winehouse's battles with addiction were frequently splashed across the tabloids throughout her career.

The London-born songstress began honing her vocal talents at a theatre school around the same time her parents separated.

By the tender age of 14, Winehouse had purchased a guitar and started penning her own music, eventually showcasing her talents with local group Bolsha Band.

Her talent didn't go unnoticed as she became a featured female vocalist with the National Youth Jazz Orchestra in 2000 and was signed to Simon Fuller's 19 Management the following year.

In 2003, the singer released her debut album, Frank, which climbed the UK album chart in 2004 and bagged her two Brit Award nominations.

The album sales went platinum and Winehouse transformed into a national icon almost overnight, but her fame would only escalate with each album release.

Her talent didn't go unnoticed as she became a featured female vocalist with the National Youth Jazz Orchestra in 2000 and was signed to Simon Fuller's 19 Management the following year.

In 2003, the singer released her debut album, Frank, which climbed the UK album chart in 2004 and bagged her two Brit Award nominations.

The album sales went platinum and Winehouse transformed into a national icon almost overnight, but her fame would only escalate with each album release.

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Amy Winehouse died aged 27 (Image: (Image: GETTY))

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Her subsequent album, Back to Black, topped the UK album chart for a fortnight and catapulted the then-24 year old to global stardom.

Back to Black's lead single Rehab was a top ten hit in both the UK and the US and was crowned the Best Song of 2007 by Times Magazine.

2007 also saw an increase in public appearances from the singer as she graced stages at festivals like Glastonbury and scooped five Grammy awards.

However, not all performances received critical acclaim and her hit song Rehab began to gain a more ominous reputation.

In June 2011, Amy was reportedly "frequently booed" at the opening concert of her European tour due to appearing intoxicated, according to the BBC.

The troubled star had just finished an alcohol rehabilitation programme in London and her tour staff were given strict orders to remove all alcohol from her rooms.

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Amy Winehouse did her last ever performance in June 2011 (Image: Getty)

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    A month later, the singer was found unresponsive in her London home by her bodyguard. An inquest later confirmed she had died from alcohol poisoning.

    Despite her untimely death, the Valerie singer's fame continued to soar. Her Back to Black album briefly topped UK charts as one of the best-selling albums of the 21st century after her passing.

    Celebrity Net Worth estimates that since 2011, the late singer has generated $10million (£8.6million) in royalties and memorabilia auctions.

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