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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A kind word, RIP amy winehouse ur fans will miss! To ur fam, winehouse fam my u stay strong and be wise and rem her as ur fam not As a singer my prays go out to the winehouse fam! AS FOR ALL U RUDE FUCKS STFU N LEAVE IT ALONE UR NOT HER AND U CANT GET IT UNLESS U LIVED IT SO THERE I LIVE IT IM ALWAYS PULLING SOMEONE OUT OF DRUGS u Will not see love if all u do is hate on people so back off and let iT be amen the lord has her now not the devil anymore

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It's too bad that she's gone! I've lost a few friends to od, and it's heartbreaking! I used to have a drug problem, I've been lucky to not use drugs for the last 4 1/2 years but it's still not easy!!!! RIP AMY

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Very sad. She was so troubled. A great talent, gone way too soon. My prayers go to her family.

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let's nt judge hr coz it's nt our duty...R.I.P amy,we ur fans wil miss u

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@paticake, I so agree! She was a very troubled, addicted wonderful performer/singer! She obviously struggled every day of her life! Not condoning drug use, but sympathetic to the situation! Prayers go out to her family who must be hurting beyond belief! RIP Amy.

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It's not nice what people say about others, let's not judge, that's God's job. This girl was a person with a family like everyone else. Just becauseshe was famous does not make a difference. R.I.P.

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People should be surprised. Surprised that the world failed her as it does countless others!!!!

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Woah serious condolences to her fam, prayers that she may be at peace in death. Fly songbird, fly with lots of love xxx It's sad that this girl got away with her self destruction in front of the whole world. Will people learn from the loss of this young women? Probably not, crap!!
If someone in your world is hurting themselves don't wait any longer, reach out forcefully, fight for them.
No doubt her family did what they were equipped for. Just not enough support!

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Sad but not surprised. Still, I feel for her family and friends. And R.I.P, you are right I don't know what its like to be addicted to drugs because I have enough sense to stay away from that crap. No excuse for getting involved with stuff that has the potential to kill you.

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This woman made amazing music and thats what she was famous for. Not her personal life. Drug addiction is hard to get over and if you havnt been through it yourself I suggest you stfu. All I can say is to all you negative people you wont make it anywhere! And to Amy's family- stay strong! R.I.P

Amy Winehouse Biography

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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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