Winehouse, Ronson’s former friend and musical collaborator, left a considerable mark on the music industry before her career was tragically cut short in 2011, when she died at the age of 27.
Before her death, Ronson and Winehouse seemed inseparable, with the two musicians becoming fast friends while trading and producing tracks together, eventually creating her second studio album, Back to Black, which earned Winehouse two posthumous awards. Grammy Awards for Best Album and Best Pop Album.
To mark his long-lost friend’s birthday, Ronson shared a video of himself in his studio on Instagram, performing along with a remix of You Know I’m No Good, from Back to Black.
He wrote a short tribute to his late friend, revealing to his followers that the hole Winehouse left in the lives of her family and friends is still deeply felt.
Ronson wrote: “Today my father turns 75. Nas is 50, and Amy would have been 40. Thinking about how my dad and I would have celebrated at Nas and Amy’s amazing shared birthday.
The 48-year-old added: “We miss the Lioness so much but let’s celebrate all the legends with a bit of her genius.”
Winehouse died at the age of 27 in 2011, joining many other celebrities who joined the infamous 27 Club, including Jimi Hendrix, Kurt Cobain, Janis Joplin and Jim Morrison.
She was found unconscious on the floor of her bedroom at her home in Camden, Londonand died shortly after.
After two coronary investigations, the Grammy Award winner’s cause of death was found to be accidental, due to alcohol poisoning.
Winehouse struggled with addiction, frequently turning to heroin, cocaine and other Class A substances to cope.
Her mother-in-law Jane Winehouse told The Independent in 2021 that the talented musician had given up her drug use before the tragedy struck.
Ms Winehouse said: “She stopped doing drugs for a few years and alcohol unfortunately reared its ugly head.
“She pretty much did it herself. She thought she could do the same thing with alcohol. Towards the end, the intervals – the periods of sobriety – became longer. We thought she was going to make it. We thought she was going to beat him.