updated 07/26/2011 AT 6:00 PM ET
•originally published 07/27/2011 AT 8:00 AM ET
But what she was really doing, say sources, was surprisingly low-key: She laid low at her London home, spent time with her mother, and had a routine doctor s visit.
In fact, while the toxicology results may not be available for weeks, those who knew her say she was much more than a party girl.
“She spent most days at home writing,” says one friend.
Beneath the disheveled beehive and heavy eyeliner was a slyly hilarious potty-mouth who loved to cook. “Amy was a sparkly character,” says Sarah Hurley, landlady of the Good Mixer, one of Winehouse s favorite pubs.
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