Adele Remembers Amy Winehouse on What Would Have Been Her 33rd Birthday

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Always in her heart. Adele took to Twitter to pay tribute to the late Amy Winehouse on Wednesday, September 14, which would have been the late singer’s 33rd birthday.

The “Hello” songstress, 28, shared a photo of the pop icon standing in front of a muted pink wall, wearing a black fur jacket and sporting a huge smile. “Happy Birthday Amy X,” Adele simply captioned the snapshot.

This isn’t the first time the English-born songbird has expressed her love for fellow Brit Winehouse. During an October 2015 interview with Vice’s i-D magazine, Adele revealed that the Back to Black songwriter — who, like Adele, channeled and transformed a retro British-soul sound with her incredible voice — is the sole inspiration behind her now-massive music career.

“If it wasn't for Amy and [her 2003 debut album] Frank, 100% I wouldn't have picked up a guitar,” she told the publication at the time. “I wouldn’t have written Daydreamer or Hometown, and I wrote 'Someone Like You' on the guitar too.”

Fans were recently reminded of Winehouse’s tumultuous life — marked by toxic relationships and addiction — in the Academy Award–winning documentary Amy, which was released in July 2015. The film chronicled everything from her childhood and chart-topping career to her headline-making antics and her eventual death at age 27 of a drug overdose in July 2011.

During her chat with i-D, Adele said that she went to go see the movie when it came out, but ended up regretting it.

“I wasn’t going to [see it]. I loved her and I went through my own massive grieving process as her fan. I’d finally got to a place where I felt really great about the impact she'd had on my life, in every way. I felt really, really fond of it all,” she explained. “But then I read this review of it and that made me go and see it.”

While she found Amy’s funeral footage to be particularly moving, Adele was not a fan of watching Winehouse’s more personal moments peppered throughout the film.

“I got superemotional with the funeral footage. But I wasn’t really that into the saved voicemails and stuff like that. I felt like I was intruding so I actually felt a little bit uncomfortable and that ruined it for me. I love watching her, but I kind of wish I hadn't seen it,” she continued. “But you know, I love Amy. I always have, I always will. Do you know what makes me supersad? That I'm never going to hear her voice again, other than how I've heard it.”

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