The Day After: Updates on the Death of Amy Winehouse

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Facts, reports and rumors continue to pour in around the sudden death of Amy Winehouse on Saturday. While the world awaits the official autopsy results -- which may take place as soon as Sunday -- there's a lot of information to sift through to get a full picture of the story.

So, allow Celebuzz to keep you on top of the latest news with our round-up below, including the first official statement from Winehouse's family.

  • Though there's no toxicology or autopsy report yet, a new claim states that Winehouse bought heroin, ecstasy and ketamine on Friday night, just hours before she was discovered dead in her London apartment. One friend said it was the ecstasy that likely did her in, telling the Sunday Mirror: "It was an ecstasy overdose. She could do cocaine until the cows come home. But this was obviously a dodgy pill."
  • Winehouse's family released a statment on Sunday, saying: "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."
  • Her father Mitch was in New York, scheduled to play a gig at the Blue Note jazz club when he heard the news. He quickly took a flight home, saying: "I have to be with Amy. I can't crack up for her sake. My family need me. I’m devastated, it's such a shock."
  • An autopsy is expected to be done on Sunday. There's no word how quickly the results of the autopsy would be released.
  • Russell Brand memorialized his friend on his blog, declaring that Winehouse was "a f-----g genius" and that with addicts, one is always aware that there might be that phone call one day.
  • Fans have been laying tributes to Winehouse -- everything from photos to flowers to paintings -- in front of her house in London as well as in parks and other places that she frequented.
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  • Tyler Gittes
    Tyler Gittes

    That would be a pretty crappy argument, dude. Her real art was her music. The "strange and obscene performance art piece she called daily life" wasn't anything more than the media's exploitation of her tragic personal demons. Nothing more than this world loves than watching someone fail public, or slowly implode before our eyes. It allows us the opportunity to say to ourselves, "hey, at least I'm not like that person" and feel vacantly better about ourselves. It's not new or profound, it's just horribly & disgustingly sad.

  • Christopher Koulouris
    Christopher Koulouris

    One could almost argue, the real art that this young woman had created wasn’t necessarily the music she had created, but the strange and obscene performance art piece she called her daily life. One can only wonder what type of morbid fascination the public had watching this woman again and again sink into self oblivion. But that perhaps was part of the appeal and expectation that one has of their stars. The idea that it can ultimately lead to a kind of capricious public death, or martyrdom hardly registers until we see the dead woman’s casket being hauled down the street and the world suddenly turns around and grieves violently as the final curtains of this woman’s life, performance comes to a close. A very bitter close indeed… http://scallywagandvagabond.com/2011/07/troubled-star-amy-winehouse-observed-to-have-bought-a-lethal-mix-of-special-k-ecstasy-and-cocaine-the-night-prior-to-her-death/

 
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