Amy Winehouse Dead at 27; Found in London Home, Overdose Suspected

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Amy Winehouse was found dead in her apartment in London today.

Multiple sources confirm that the singer is the woman in this press release from the Metropolitan Police, which doesn't specifically name her:

"Police were called by Ambulance Service to an address in Camden Square NW1 just before 16 hrs today, Saturday 23 July, following reports of a woman deceased."

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"On arrival officers found the body of a 27-year-old female who was pronounced dead at the scene. Enquiries continue into the circumstances of the death."

"At this early stage it is being treated as unexplained."

Amy Winehouse famously battled serious addiction to hard drugs and alcohol and was in and out of rehab several times throughout the years.

Winehouse shot to fame with the 2006 album Back to Black, whose blend of jazz, soul, rock and classic pop won five Grammys and made her a star.

Unfortunately, a turbulent marriage to Blake Fielder-Civil and overall self-destructive habits overshadowed her distinctive talent in the years since.

Tabloids and the public became riveted by her erratic stage appearances, drunken fights, stints in hospital and rehab clinics, her performances increasingly rambling, stumbling train wrecks - and cause for concern.

Just last month, Winehouse canceled her upcoming European tour after an awful performance in Serbia where she seemed completely out of it.

Sadly, this story is almost shocking because it is not shocking.

Her talent will be greatly missed. May she rest in peace.

UPDATE: There were no signs of foul play in the death of Winehouse, Scotland Yard reports. It is still too early to determine cause of death.

An autopsy has been scheduled for tomorrow.

UPDATE #2: Sources connected with the investigation say paramedics found "signs of life" when they arrived at Winehouse's home this afternoon, but the singer died before they could transport her out of there.

The exact nature of the "signs of life" are unclear.

According to reports, police are "operating under the suspicion" this an overdose, although they will not say on the record until the autopsy.

Superintendent Raj Kohli said, "Next of kin have been informed, and I can confirm that officers are now satisfied the deceased is [Amy]."

As for the cause of death, and the (fair) speculation from the public that Winehouse may have OD'ed, Kohli said the following:

"I am aware of reports suggesting this 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."

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Hi Ali,I'm glad that you liked the songs that I chose.I did enjoy Valerie by Amy Winehouse more than the original. Her voice was so great. There is a song that she sings as a duet with Tony Bennett that is also quite good, it's named Body and Soul', this too is also very jazzy.I tried not to pick songs that weren't too polpuar, but songs that were generally known to the public.I'm glad that you enjoyed You and I which was by Lady Gaga. Everyone knows her for her unique style, but her voice is also spectacular. She too does a duet with Tony Bennett named The Lady is a Tramp', they sound wonderful together as well.I look forward to hearing your native music. I look forward to communicating with you in future and trading more music! Sincerly,Alyssa

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People!! An addiction is a decease and it's not that easy; easy said than done!! This is a tragedy that a young beautiful talentive lady has lost her life! I do know Amy had to be in pain;we as humans will find something to ease the pain! Until you have walked in Amy shoes don't judge her;no one knows what was going on with Amy; but Amy!Give her the respect that all human beings deserve she was not "PERFECT"!! "Who have not sin cast the first stone"?? R.I.P. Amy Winehouse!! "You are at peace now;no more pain"!!

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Her poor family. R.I.P.
Drugs are something that aren't worth your life. If you ever even speculate the feeling of drugs, DON'T fucking DO THEM. When you use it the first time, it feels like the best thing you've ever done, but when it dies down, you feel like crap. So you automatically want more. The second time is OK. Not as good, just OK. Maybe it'll be better if you have more. But the high gets shorter and the crash gets worse and what you never realize is that it will never be as good as the first time. And if you do, it's usually too late.

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RIP Amy I'm going miss the sound of your voice . my heart goes out her family... people shouldn't judge her so much nobody is perfect we all have demons and nasty habits to battle in our everyday lives and she had her battles to fight sadly it took her under look many others not only celebrities this goes for anybody who's a battling addict and trying to fight it I wish u the best of luck. Drugs never solve your problems they only make it worse whatever was eating her away inside I wish she would found another way to deal with her problems ,she died way too soon .

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R.I.P. AMY WAY TO YOUNG TO LEAVE US,

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Amy you will b sadly missed by me despite your adictions u r a wonderful artist all your song r a it my favorite is valarie

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she was too young to die,rest in peace!wake up call to addicts, drugs are a killer.

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RIP Any Winehouse!

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Addiction is an awful affliction, and for people to cast judgement on others with it, is terribly sad as they are unaware and iggnorant! Amy was a young , beautiful and extreamly talented young woman, who was suffering. She sang with a passion that very few people can ever say they have about anything, My heart goes out to her the poor girl, as at the end she was alone, nobody with her, i wish her peace and love, godbless beautiful Amy xx

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mehn...with such beauty,death is what choose u.am in shock right now! It's a pity dat it turned out like dis for u 'Amy',addiction to hard drugs and alcohol,with all respect,REST IN PEACE!! as they say;dead and gone.....

Amy Winehouse Biography

Amy Winehouse Smokes Amy Winehouse is talented British singer and train wreck. This R&B / soul crooner, who's perhaps best known for her songs "Rehab" and... More »
Born
Birthplace
Southgate, London, England
Full Name
Amy Jade Winehouse

Amy Winehouse Quotes

Gorgeous as f-ck. You seen him before?

Amy Winehouse [on how Blake Fielder-Civil is doing in jail]

I want at least five kids. I want twins. Blake is gonna be the most amazing dad.

Amy Winehouse
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