When not at her rabble rousing best in Camden Town, London, soul-diva Amy Winehouse was often to be found on the holiday island of St Lucia.
News of her death was greeted with sadness on the island earlier, with tourism and civil aviation senator Allen Chastanet releasing a statement on behalf of the people of the island.
“We have lost a good friend and the world has lost a great talent,” said senator Chastanet.
Winehouse was found dead at her Camden home on Saturday afternoon following a long battle with drink and drug addiction.
Police, who carried out a post-mortem examination into her death on Monday, confirmed she would be buried today.
No cause of death has yet been given.
Chastanet added: “We were fortunate to see another side of Amy, and will be forever grateful for the acts of kindness and compassion she extended to less fortunate Saint Lucians during her visits with us.
“Saint Lucians join me in extending our condolences to Amy’s family, friends and fans during this difficult period.”