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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I am sad to hear that she passed away at 27 but I'm not surprised because she never took the help she got seriously. Rest in peace may you be happy and free of all your troubles and pain.

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Rest in peace Amy,gone too soon!

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may amy rest in peace. i never liked her but didn't suspect it so soon. she was 27 and it's quiet young to be honest. may you rest in peace and may God be will your family always through this terrible time of trial. R.I.P AMY YOU WILL ALWAYS BE LOVED

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Love her music... she was very talented.... may she rest in peace.. gone too soon, but NEVER forgotton... my prayers go out to her family..

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so sad to hear of amys death. another troubled soul joinin the 27 club. R.I.P. Amy.

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Not a fan of Amy Whitehouse, but she has a family....they miss her....I've never heard her music, but why else would she die a age 27? Answer: drugs

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indonesia fans of you....god bless you!!!! rest in peace my angel.

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I'm not a fan of Ms. Winehouse, but it's sad that this happened to her. My prayers go out to her family. I hope Amy has found peace now.

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Love YOU AMY! The greatest!

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Joy- that was really inappropriate for you to say. I am not a fan of Ms. Winehouse but her family is hurting and could be reading this. We have all heard about the troubles of Miss Lohan and she does need help and needs to get her life together but it is better accomplished by support not criticism.