Amy Winehouse Found Dead at Her London Home

Amy Winehouse: 1983-2011
Amy Winehouse: 1983-2011
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Troubled singer Amy Winehouse has been found dead in her North London home, according to Sky News.

The news agency reports the 27-year-old Grammy award-winning singer, best known for her hit song "Rehab," died of an apparent drug overdose.

The singer has battled addiction to drug and alcohol for years, most recently checking into another rehab facility in May.

Known for her bluesy, retro sound and massive beehive, the London native made a valiant stab at a comeback with a planned European tour this summer, only to cancel it after one show in May when she was booed off the stage because she was seemingly too drunk to perform. The show started off on a wrong foot when she shouted "Hello Athens!" to the waiting crowd of 20,000 -- she was in Belgrade, Serbia. Reports indicate it went downhill from there. Throughout the 90-minute show, she stumbled through songs, dropped her microphone and at times left the stage, leaving her band alone. Concertgoers finally booed her off the stage and left the venue. Following the show, the singer apologized to her fans and canceled the remainder of the tour.

 

Although she won raves from music critics around (see her best videos and performances here), the singer was more well-known for her addiction issues, troubled relationship with ex-husband Blake Fielder-Civil and run-ins with the law.

According to the BBC, a call to emergency services came in around 3:54 PM local time. Dispatchers sent out two ambulances to a home where a dead woman was reported.

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UPDATE 7:35 PM PT: As more details are revealed, reports have begun to point to the songstress' cause of death as a result of an overdose. The UK's Sunday Mirror reports a combination of alcohol and ecstasy are to blame. Officials, however, have been quick to refute this. Superintendent Raj Kohli of the Metropolitan police in London issued a statement saying,
"I am aware of reports suggesting this death is the result of a suspected drugs overdose, but I would like to re-emphasize that no post-mortem examination has yet taken place and it would be inappropriate to speculate on the cause of death."
Amy's father Mitch, himself a musician, was on his way back to London this evening having reportedly been in New York to play a gig at a local club. He is said to be devastated over her death. In a statement, her family said, "Our family has been left bereft by the loss of Amy, a wonderful daughter, sister, niece. She leaves a gaping hole in our lives. We are coming together to remember her and we would appreciate some privacy and space at this terrible time."

Universal Records, who had supported Amy and been her record label since her smash debut, released the following statement, "We are deeply saddened at the sudden loss of such a gifted musician, artist and performer." Even the legendary Tony Bennett, who had worked with Amy on a duet this past year, was touched by the loss, saying

"Amy Winehouse was an artist of immense proportions and I am deeply saddened to learn of her tragic passing. She was an extraordinary musician with a rare intuition as a vocalist and I am truly devastated that her exceptional talent has come to such an early end. She was a lovely and intelligent person and when we recorded together she gave a soulful and extraordinary performance. I was honored to have the opportunity to sing with her. It had been my sincere hope that she would be able to overcome the issues she was battling and I send my deepest sympathy to her father Mitchell, her entire family and all of those who loved her."
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  • frenchface
    frenchface

    You can really see and hear the passion & pain in her voice and on her face. Such a talented and beautiful young lady.

  • mileyismylife
    mileyismylife

    She was just so beautiful, and her voice was the voice of an angel. R.I.P you beautiful soul & happy birthday, you're forever in our hearts and on our minds. <3

  • Gina Aiello
    Gina Aiello

    LOVE IT!

  • Gina Aiello
    Gina Aiello

    THIS PICTURE IS JUST WRONG! HOSPITAL BRACELETS AND ALL A HOTT MESS. LET HER REST IN PEACE!

  • Gina Aiello
    Gina Aiello

    HER FACE SAYS IT ALL HER SOUL WAS BROKEN BY WHAT WE WILL NEVER KNOW?

  • Gina Aiello
    Gina Aiello

    SHE LOOKS HEALTHY HERE AND SO PRETTY CUTE DRESS!

  • Gina Aiello
    Gina Aiello

    SHE WAS SO TALENTED AND SO BEAUTIFUL WHAT WAS IN HER MIND AND HEART TO DESTROY HER LIFE?

  • Gina Aiello
    Gina Aiello

    WELL ALL IT TAKES IS A FEW BAD DECISIONS AND ADDICTION IS A DISEASE! PEOPLE DO WANNA STOP BUT IT TAKES CONTROL OF YOUR LIFE..... I'VE SEEN IT HAPPEN AND ITS NOT A CHOICE ONCE U ARE AN ADDICT U GOTTA BE READY TO CHANGE AND SADLY IT WAS TOO LATE FOR HER AND MANY OTHERS. IT IS THE WORST DISEASE IT DESTROYS LIVES AND FAMILIES EVERYDAY IT IS SAD AND IT IS SAD THAT SHE COULDNT MAKE THE STEPS IN TIME TO SAVE HER LIFE!

  • George Karadimos
    George Karadimos

    Amy, U Will Be Missed

  • Menisha Bonelli
    Menisha Bonelli

    I am very VERY sad to hear that Amy Winehouse is dead. I LOVED her music & was ALWAYS rooting for her to get better. Whenever I saw a negative post in the media about her I would always tell myself that one day she would get clean and become the AMAZING amazing star that she had the potential to be. But, in this day and age NOBODY can say they don't/didn't know the effects of drugs & alcohol, so I guess I feel more bad for Amy's family than for her. Amy did it to herself. R.I.P Amy Winehouse.

  • Who didn't see that coming?
    Who didn't see that coming?

    How can anyone say *tragic* when it comes to her death? She chose the bottle or the needle or whatever her poison was. The tragic part is that she wasted her life on booze and drugs. Anyone who is surprised by this is lying. Do I feel bad that she died, yes. Do I feel bad about the way she died, not in the least.

  • HCN
    HCN

    She was so skinny. I never realized how skinny she was till I saw these pics. So sad :( She will be missed by lots!!

  • simplydiffer
    simplydiffer

    I can't say I'm surprise, but this is sad nonetheless. I was really hoping she would get better and release more of her excellent music. A great talent.

  • Peace
    Peace

    You dump asshole get your facts straight.

  • kewlgirl
    kewlgirl

    amy u will be missed :'( R.I.P <3

  • ben
    ben

    very sad. amazing singer.

  • Érika Nascimento
    Érika Nascimento

    NO ACREDITED