Tragic news is the most searched for phrase ahead of 'Google+'

The death of singer Amy Winehouse was the most searched for phrase on search engine giant Google this summer.

When online rumours that the singer had died began it caused frenzy of googling, with ‘Amy Winehouse dead’ ultimately becoming the most searched term of the summer. She was sadly found dead last month aged 27.

News of the ‘Back To Black’ singer’s death came above the search engine’s own new service ‘Google+’ in the tally, as well as Harry Potter spinoff website Pottermore’ and the tragic death of Jackass actor Ryan Dunn.

Cheryl Cole was the only other musician in the list, coming in at Number Nine. She was sandwiched in between scandal hit footballer Ryan Giggs and his alleged former lover Imogen Thomas, who were at Number Eight and Ten respectively.

An investigation into Winehouse‘s death is still ongoing, with more results expected in the autumn after an initial autopsy with unable to establish a cause of death.

Her goddaughter Dionne Bromfield joined Mark Ronson and Lady Gaga in paying her own tribute to the singer at V Festival this weekend.