Amy Winehouse: found dead aged 27 in London flat

By shinychris on July 23rd, 2011 2 comments

Troubled singer Amy Winehouse has been found dead at her home in North London, it has been reported.

The Back To Black singer was apparently found at the property by emergency services at 3.54pm this afternoon, according to sources, and her death is being treated as ‘unexplained’ by police.

In a statement, the Metropolitan Police said: ‘Police were called by London Ambulance Service to an address in Camden Square NW1 shortly before 16.05hrs today, Saturday 23 July, following reports of a woman found deceased.

She had recently finished a course of alcohol rehabilitation in London and at the time was under strict instructions not to drink.

Last month, the north Londoner pulled out of the European tour after she was jeered at the first gig in Serbia for appearing too drunk on stage to perform.

For 90 minutes, she mumbled through parts of songs and at times left the stage – leaving her band to fill in.

Winehouse’s breakthrough disc, 2006′s Back to Black, won her five Grammy Awards and helped her achieve worldwide stardom, but her music had been overshadowed by drug use and run-ins with the law.

Amy Winehouse joins a long list of pop and rock icons who died at 27 including Brian Jones of the Rolling Stones, Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, Doors lead singer Jim Morrison and Nirvana’s Kurt Cobain.

Singer and presenter Myleene Klass tweeted: “OMG. Amy Winehouse. Exceptional talent and really nice lady. RIP.”

BBC Radio 1 DJ Fearne Cotton wrote: “Can not believe the news. Amy was a special girl. The saddest news.”

See Amy Winehouse at her peak, performing Back to Black, Glastonbury 2008:

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