Amy Winehouse Found Dead at 27

Celebrity News Jul. 23, 2011 AT 1:15PM
Amy Winehouse Found Dead at 27 Credit: Marc Broussely/Redferns

Amy Winehouse was found dead in her Camden Square apartment Saturday, Us Weekly can confirm. She was 27.

"The London Ambulance Service found her body at 15:34 (GMT) but were unable to save her life," Metropolitan Police tell Us in a statement. The cause of death has yet to be determined.

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"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," they add. "On arrival officers found the body of a 27-year-old female who was pronounced dead at the scene. Inquiries continue into the circumstances of the death. At this early stage it is being treated as unexplained."

In a statement released Saturday, Universal Music Group tells Us that they "are deeply saddened at the sudden loss of such a gifted musician, artist and performer. Our prayers go out to Amy's family, friends and fans at this difficult time."

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Last month, the "Rehab" singer canceled her entire European tour after an on-stage meltdown in Serbia. According to a statement on her website, "Everyone involved wishes to do everything they can to help her return to her best and she will be given as long as it takes for this to happen."

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Prior to her death, Winehouse had a long history of substance abuse. In 2007, she canceled a number of European tour dates, citing exhaustion and poor health; she was later hospitalized for a reported overdose of heroin, ecstasy, cocaine, ketamine and alcohol.

Despite several stints in rehab -- including a one-week stay at Priory Clinic in May 2011 -- Winehouse couldn't seem to shake her addiction issues. The five-time Grammy winner is survived by her parents, Mitchell and Janis, her older brother, Alex, and her ex-husband Blake Fielder-Civil (they divorced in July 2009 after two years of marriage).

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