yes, amy winehouse died at age 27, far too young for anyone
no, it's not because of this that you should rush and buy this album, but simply because it's a very good album.
i read in one other review 'polished', wich may be true in comparison to her first album 'frank'. but don't be mistaken: polished certainly doesn't mean 'pure pop' or 'commercial' or 'top hits-formula-written'. it stays amy winehouse all over: textually, musically (the dap kings - horn section), stylishly.
great voice, great songs, great music.
in short: great album.