In pictures: Remembering the life of an authentic soul rebel

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In pictures: Remembering the life of an authentic soul rebel

Her premature death prompted comments that she'd joined the so-called '27 club' of those like Janis Joplin and Jimi Hendrix who exited the stage too soon.

One fan even said: "I thought if she'd could just get past 27...."

In the end, though, those who loved her best focus not on her tragic demise, but on her talent, warmth and unforgettable spirit