Amy Winehouse's Death: How the UK Media Covered
LONDON -- A newsflash at 17.45 BST across UK radio and rolling TV news stations delivered the shock news Amy Winehouse was dead.
Music station BBC Radio 2 immediately played one of Winehouse's biggest hits, "Back To Black," while US broadcaster Paul Gamabacini, who presents a regular Saturday night US chart show on the same station, commented every song he played would now be imbued with the memory of Winehouse.
Early editions of Sunday papers carried big photos of Winehouse and a pre-prepared eulogy from her father Mitch Winehouse, who said he had predicted her death for nearly a decade.
The story of Winehouse's death played second fiddle only to the aftermath of the Norwegian massacres on both TV and in print.
Twitter was abuzz with her death.
British celebrities including former prime minister Gordon Brown's wife Sarah Brown, Jamie Oliver, Lily Allen, ex-Spice Girl Emma Bunton and Piers Morgan, all expressing their sadness at the premature death of the 27-year old singer-songwriter.
Singer Allen summed up the mood: "It's just beyond sad, there's nothing else to say. She was such a lost soul, may she rest in peace.