July 25th, 2011
05:13 PM ET
Two days after Amy Winehouse was found dead in her London home, Adele took to her blog to commemorate her peer’s life and influence on the industry.
“Amy paved the way for artists like me and made people excited about British music again whilst being fearlessly hilarious and blasé about the whole thing,” the British artist wrote. “I don’t think she ever realized just how brilliant she was and how important she is, but that just makes her even more charming.”
Adele also praised the “Rehab” singer for her genuine spirit: “If she wanted to do something she would and if she didn’t she’d say f-- off. It came easy to her and that’s why we all loved her so much. We believed every word she wrote, and it would sink in deep when she sang them.
The “Rolling in the Deep” singer told People.com in 2009, “Amy is a true phenomenon,” adding that Winehouse’s success undoubtedly made her own transition across the pond a smooth one.
“Although I’m incredibly sad about Amy passing, I’m also reminded of how immensely proud of her I am, as well," Adele writes. "And grateful to be inspired by her. Amy flies in paradise.”
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