Amy Winehouse Dies at 27: Singer Found Dead in Her Camden Home
Amy Winehouse Found Dead in Her North London Home
Singer Amy Winehouse was found dead in her home in Camden, North London on July 23, 2011. She was 27 years old. According to Sky News, Police are treating Amy Winehouse's death as unexplained, but not suspicious.
[Update: This is not an Amy Winehouse death rumor: the singer's death is confirmed. The police were called to her house at around 4pm local time by paramedics, and she was pronounced dead on the scene. As Londoners hear the news, those near Camden are stopping by her house.]
Amy Winehouse had suffered a string of relapses while trying to get sober: as of June 23, Winehouse had canceled all of her upcoming performances. Her last performance, in Belgarde, saw the singer staggering and mumbling incoherently; she was booed off the stage.
Amy Winehouse's friends described her drinking as "totally out of control".
Amy Winehouse had a tempestuous relationship with former husband Blake Fielder-Civil; they married in 2007 and divorced in 2009.
Amy Winehouse Discography
Amy Winehouse gained widespread fame with her 2003 album Frank. In 2006, she released Back to Black. Her AOL Sessions and performance at the 2007 iTunes festival were released as EPs. Jay-Z credited Winehouse with revitalizing British pop music, and she paved the way for a resurgence of female artists who were not part of girl groups.
Amy Winehouse's obvious talent made her continuing problems with addiction all the more frustrating for her friends, family and fans.
Amy Winehouse's best-known singles are "Stronger Than Me", "Rehab", and "Just Friends".