The Estate Of Singer Amy Winehouse
If you are a fan of music or simply someone who is interested in popular culture you
have undoubtedly heard about the recent death of the mercurial British singer Amy
Winehouse. She accomplished a great deal during her brief 27 years on the planet,
winning five Grammy Awards for her 2006 album Back to Black along with countless
She is also given credit for boosting the music scene in the UK at around that time, and
she has inspired a number of female artists that have come along since she broke
through, including the wildly popular Lady Gaga.
The media did quite a bit of reporting about the things that Winehouse did outside of the
realm of recording hit records, and a certain picture was painted of her as somewhat of a
“wild child.” Because of this perception, it would be logical to assume that she probably
didn't have an estate plan in place that was current and sound if at all.
Interestingly enough, Amy Winehouse did in fact have all of her proverbial ducks in a
row. She got divorced from her husband in 2009 and at that time she reportedly made
sure that her finances were in order according to a story that recently appeared in the
online version of the Daily Mail. Under British law her ex could have potentially laid
claim to an inheritance so it was a good thing that she was proactive.
As it stands her estate will be divided among her mother Janis, her older brother Alex,
and her father Mitch. Initial estimates placed the value of her estate at around $16.4
million. But, there was been a renewed interest in her work since her passing. Income
from her recordings and other merchandise will be streaming in for many years to come
so there is no telling what her estate will ultimately be worth.
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