London: Pop star Lady Gaga says Amy Winehouse`s death is a lesson for the public to not ‘kill the superstar.’
The 25-year-old singer spoke of her respect for the singer, who passed away under unexplained circumstances at her home in Camden, north London, on Saturday, reported Daily Mail.
"It`s really devastating and I think it`s a lesson to the world, don`t kill the superstar. Take care of her. Take care of her soul," Gaga said.
The `Born This Way` hitmaker also revealed she used to often get mistaken for Winehouse around the time her album `Back to Black` released, because of the same hair colour.
"I was nobody when she was first coming out. I had really dark hair and all the time on the street people would go, `Amy!` And they would go, `Back to Black.` They`d scream at me.
"I loved her and I just remember feeling like I wasn`t alone because she was so different and she was so special," Gaga said.
Winehouse was cremated yesterday in a private Jewish ceremony in London attended by her family, including parents Mitch and Janis, brother Alex, boyfriend Reg Traviss, and a host of close friends such as producer Mark Ronson - who had worked with her on `Back to Black` and Kelly Osbourne.