Amy Winehouse Dead was the most Googled phrase in the UK this year, according to reports in The Independent and The Daily Mail. Google +, Google's own social networking service, was the second most popular search term.
The Independent reported that Google revealed the fastest-rising search terms over the last three months, and the Daily Mail printed the Top Ten Google Searches in specific categories, like celebrities, television shows, and movies.
Winehouse, 27, was found dead in her North London home on Saturday, July 23. An autopsy was inconclusive and results of toxicology analysis have yet to be released, although they can be expected any day now, as the results were expected four to six weeks after the autopsy.
Amy's father, Mitch Winehouse, had maintained that alcohol withdrawal contributed to his daugher's tragic death.
Below are the Top Ten most popular Google searches of the summer in the UK, as reported by the Independent, with descriptions added for those across the pond who might need some clarification:
1. Amy Winehouse dead
3. Pottermore -- The official Harry Potter website that was much-hyped before its release
4. Ryan Dunn -- Jackass star who died in a car accident
5. Geordie Shore -- UK's answer to The Jersey Shore
6. Wimbledon 2011
7. EuroMillions -- Lottery in Europe
8. Ryan Giggs -- Member of Manchester United football team (soccer to Americans)
9. Cheryl Cole -- British pop star and all-around media personality
10. Imogen Thomas -- Former Miss Wales/British reality TV star/model
Shockingly, Kate Middleton did not make the Top Ten list.