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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Anyone who says she wasnt trying to get help and there not suprised, you obviously haven't had that problem before, which means you have NO CLUE what it is like. It's isn't something you can just stop. Yeah she should have stayed in rehab, but its not easy. They give you medicine to sleep but your at your lowest point in rehab withdrawing and feeling like your near death. The medicines you sometimes get in rehab and after rehab are just as addictive,if not more, than what you were addicted to. The withdraws aren't just for a few days & they dont end in rehab. Once you get off the medicine they were giving you, your right back to withdrawing which causes relapse. Your just plain out heartless to say such rude things about the death of amy. Imagine if this was your family member and people were posting rude comments. Cold hearted people, I don't understand how people can be like that. Have some feelings, like a normal human being. Its ridiculous!

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"I ain't got the time..and if my daddy still thinks I'm fine"...yeah..she said it. I bet his "rejuvinated" career gets a huge boost now. I bet he is bummed that he had to cancel his gig in NY. That fuckwipe sold her out every chance he got. I bet he is negotiating interviews as I type.

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Mai Ling...you are still alive and have the opportunity to survive addiction. I know how hard it is and I have total empathy for you and everyone else who is suffering. The difference between you and Amy is that you still have free will and a choice. If you want to stop, you can get help and stop. You CAN. Also, no one should feel too bad for her dad since he used her for his own famewhoring. He was like English Dina Lohan. I'm also tired of the fact that people live for this shit. There are websites that held contests predicting Amys death, and the prize is an I Pod. I hope the winner enjoys their prize. No one around Amy really cared enough to help her, they just hoped that she could be propped up in front of a microphone for 40 minutes at a time to line their pockets. The world is pretty sick and fucked up. Is it any wonder that drug addiction is at an all time high?

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feel very sorry for her father who fought so hard for her for so long. he must be in terrible pain

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R.I.P. Too anfair amyS death.she was so young and manys people idol.27 yearS old....we will always love her!

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All you people who think that she was just reckless and didn't take help seriously OBVIOUSLY never tried to beat an addiction to drugs and alcohol!!! It's Goddamned HARD and unmerciful! It's nolonger euphoric at her stage of use. It only gets you through the day. So shut up about subjects you have no clue of!!! I know you aren't suffering anymore Amy. I'll probably be with you soon. MM

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All you people who think that she was just reckless and didn't take help seriously OBVIOUSLY never tried to beat an addiction to drugs and alcohol!!! It's Goddamned HARD and unmerciful! It's nolonger euphoric at her stage of use. It only gets you through the day. So shut up about subjects you have no clue of!!! I know you aren't suffering anymore Amy. I'll probably be with you soon. MM

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R.I.P Amy..........Lindsay Lohan's going to be next if she doesn't watch out.

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I like a frew of her songs but was not really a fan but knew is was sumthang like her life will b shorting she was varey in a dark edgee side but lets hope she went to haven god bless her and her family r.i.p amy winehouse

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I am very saddened by this. Many people say theyre not surprised but no death should come easy to anyone. From what I've read today about it sources are saying that she stopped the drugs after serbia but she was still on alcohol. I read that she died of a massive seizure from drinking excessively over an extended period of time.
There is a video on perezhilton.com of her 3 days ago supporting not performing at her god_daughters concert where she appears to look healthier than she has in a long time. I had seen that video yesterday from another source and that is why I was so shocked when I heard this early this afternoon. Rip amy.

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.

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