Winehouse was found dead at her home in London, England on July 23, 2011 at the age of 27 due to alcohol intoxication.
When Winehouse passed away, Gaga spoke out about the singer's positive influence on her career. She told the ladies of The View on August 1, 2011 that she couldn't speak for 48 hours because she was so devastated after learning about Winehouse's death.
"I think the most unfortunate thing about it all is the way that the media spins things, like we can learn from Amy's death," she said. "I don't feel that Amy needed to learn any lessons. I felt that the lesson was for the world to be kinder to the superstar. Everybody was so hard on her, and everything that I knew about her was that she was the most lovely and nice and kind woman."
In addition to being a huge fan of the Valerie singer, Gaga was also influenced by Carol King. In the video below, she tells ET about Carol's influence on her music.