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Amy Winehouse Dead at 27

Amy Winehouse Passes Away

Shocking and sad news — Amy Winehouse has died. The singer was apparently found in her London home this morning. She was 27. There are few details at this point, but we'll keep you updated as they roll in and are confirmed. The Metropolitan Police released a statement regarding Amy's death saying:

"Police were called by London Ambulance Service to an address in Camden Square NW1 shortly before 16.05hrs today, Saturday 23 July, following reports of a woman found deceased. 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."

A spokesperson for Amy Winehouse also released a statement:

"Everyone involved with Amy is shocked and devastated. Our thoughts are with her family and friends. The family will issue a statement when ready."

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tigerheart tigerheart 6 years
@CaterpillarGirl I consider it tragic because she would've been a fool not to notice she had a problem and, like you implied, not get help. (Or more specifically, get help and stick with it.) But then it should be noted, addiction is an awfully tricky disease. It was undeniably selfish of her to continue her life as an addict, but to say "she wasted it all to be wasted" is a little too black and white for my tastes.
GummiBears GummiBears 6 years
My thoughts are with her family. In response to the people dismiss her as a hapless drug addict and there are thousands of people that die every day: quitting drugs is not as easy as putting down the pipe or not purchasing said poison of choice. Drugs, whether legal or illegal alters the brain and chemicals use by the brain is forever altered in such a way that the addict needs drugs to "function". The rate of relapse is high among addicts. Even if she manage to stay clean for years, there is always a chance for relapse. She was a human being and human beings deserve compassion and understanding when they mess up. None of us are perfect and made several bad decisions in our lifetimes and probably make some more. I have no idea what kind of pain she was trying to ease, but she isn't hurting anymore. I am not saying this because it is Amy Winehouse, but I have empathy because addiction of any kind is hard as hell to conquer.
CaterpillarGirl CaterpillarGirl 6 years
I feel sympathy for her parents, but not much sadness over her "tragic" death. its not tragic if its expected. She had talent and wasted it on drugs, she had plenty of opportunity to make her life meaningful and to show her fans what strength and hope can do and instead she wasted it all to be wasted....
Gracebewithyou Gracebewithyou 6 years
Sad, very sad. I feel bad that she could not beat the drug/alcohol addiction. It is such a horrible battle to win. May she now rest in peace.
sisboomba sisboomba 6 years
:.-) RIP
ojoba ojoba 6 years
Its certainly is a strange,tragic,phenomena..........
creatie-eclectcz creatie-eclectcz 6 years
Tragic. I'm just wondering why so many great rock stars ( and now the legends ) died at 27. Joplin, Hendrix, Morrison, Cobain and now her - almost certain - new legend.
tigerheart tigerheart 6 years
Tragic death, she could've had such a long life ahead of her. Great article here if anyone is interested:
jaan_black jaan_black 6 years
Horrible...she was incredibly talented when sober...the human body can only handle so much - RIP
Nicky5 Nicky5 6 years
So sad. Such a great voice. She will be missed. RIP Amy.
spicyaroma spicyaroma 6 years
so tragic :(
Louie Louie 6 years
Such a shame :( So much talent, what a waste. I hope she finds some peace now.
LealandMS LealandMS 6 years
Sad. R.I.P
dnye dnye 6 years
I also hoped she was going to work everything out. It's sad we'll never get to hear her voice again. RIP.
anya82 anya82 6 years
I loved her music and had hope that she would put her life back together so she could gift the world with more of her talent. What a tragic lost. RIP Amy.
nlmst12 nlmst12 6 years
This is very sad. I have read comments that pretty much say that this was her fault. This just goes to show how our society views mental illness. As if her obvious hatred of herself was something she did to herself. Yes drugs and alcohol were contributing factor, but addiction is also a mental illness, a progressive illness in fact, that many people in today's society suffer from. I do not feel that anyone should be judging her at this point. You have not lives her life and do not know what she has gone throughLet her rest in piece
ilanac13 ilanac13 6 years
it's a shame that this happened. everyone was rooting for her since she's really talented and she was trying to get blake out of her life. i hope that it wasn't an OD but i guess we'll know more in a few days
gorri gorri 6 years
This is just really sad. She had so much talent and will surely be missed. May she rest in peace.
ojoba ojoba 6 years
having an utterly expression of sadness to hear about yet another one's life ended by amy.
xlightningboltx xlightningboltx 6 years
karenenselay karenenselay 6 years
It's devastating. I hope everyone learns from this. Amy could have a very successful life, if only she strive harder. May she find the peace she needs wherever she is.
Lilybeth84 Lilybeth84 6 years
Incredibly sad, but not a surprise. She had a wonderful talent.
diy diy 6 years
Sad, but shocking? Not really, I kind of saw this coming. Its sad to watch someone so gifted and blessed spiral downwards. RIP Amy
Raychell Raychell 6 years
RIP, Amy. I feel for her family. She was so talented. It's a shame.
Brangie Brangie 6 years
This is so sad. I really ejoyed her music and was looking forward to new music from her!
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