Singer Amy Winehouse found dead, UK press says
Singer Amy Winehouse, who had a history of battling drugs and alcohol, had recently left a rehab program.
July 23rd, 2011
12:52 PM ET

Singer Amy Winehouse found dead, UK press says

Singer Amy Winehouse was found dead at her apartment in London on Saturday, the UK Press Association reported. She was 27.

The "Rehab" singer had a history of battling drugs and alcohol and recently left a British rehabilitation program that a representative said was intended to prepare her for scheduled European concerts.

But she cut short the European concert tour in Belgrade, Serbia, last month after she staggered around the stage and stumbled through several songs.

The troubled British singer was known for a stirring, soulful voice that many considered a throwback to the Motown sound.

She had a breakout year in 2008 when she won several Grammy Awards, including Record of the Year and Song of the Year for her hit “Rehab.” Her album “Back to Black” garnered Best Pop Vocal Album and Album of the Year.

But there was trouble.

Winehouse's volatile marriage to Blake Fielder-Civil took a toll  on the singer's career. The couple divorced in 2009 after a stormy two years marked by drug addiction and arrests.

Winehouse’s parents went public with their efforts to help their daughter, telling the London Telegraph in 2009 that she was on the road to recovery.

"A gradual recovery, which is good,” Winehouse’s father, Mitch, told the Telegraph. “With slight backward steps not drug backward steps, more drink backward steps if you follow my drift. I think that will be the pattern of recovery."

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  1. chris

    What a waste...

    July 23, 2011 at 12:57 pm | Report abuse |
    • cadecker

      of drugs and booze.

      July 23, 2011 at 1:07 pm | Report abuse |
    • Rachel

      She was a train wreck waiting to happen. I knew it wouldn't be long to crash and burn. I feel bad for her family but they, too, must have known she wouldn't live a full life.

      RIP Ms. Winehouse. You are now at peace.

      July 23, 2011 at 1:14 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jesse

      Rachel: interesting how you leave such a petty, nasty comment, then follow it with a RIP. Judge much?

      July 23, 2011 at 7:10 pm | Report abuse |
  2. manemang

    RIP Amy. The devil won out

    July 23, 2011 at 12:57 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Corey Haim

    Welcome to the club Amy, I knew you weren't a quitter!

    July 23, 2011 at 12:57 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Yazhol

    Drugs are bad, mmmmkay...

    July 23, 2011 at 12:57 pm | Report abuse |
  5. bubba gump

    She should have gone to rehab but said no no no...hopefully Lindsay will be next...

    July 23, 2011 at 12:58 pm | Report abuse |
    • cadecker

      ya one can only hope

      July 23, 2011 at 1:07 pm | Report abuse |
    • GP007

      Easy to judge those with an addiction, isn't it? Your comment reveals a lack of impulse control. Is the irony lost on you?

      July 23, 2011 at 1:24 pm | Report abuse |
    • cadecker

      lack of impulse control? lol i have no sympathy for drug addicts sorry...its the ones that could survive it and recover that win...the rest are losers

      July 23, 2011 at 1:31 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jesse

      cadecker: Your sense of compassion for those less perfect than you is really, really inspiring. You must be a pillar of your community, loved by all I am sure. Now, don't you have some kittens to drown? A puppy to kick?

      July 23, 2011 at 7:14 pm | Report abuse |
  6. anna

    sad

    July 23, 2011 at 12:58 pm | Report abuse |
    • jp

      No. The massacre in Norway was sad. This woman throwing her life away is just disgusting.

      July 23, 2011 at 1:15 pm | Report abuse |
  7. First

    First!

    July 23, 2011 at 12:58 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Corey

    Another member of the 27 club. It doesn't say it...but i'm sure it was suicide.

    July 23, 2011 at 12:58 pm | Report abuse |
  9. MLS

    Wow. Wasted talent. RIP Amy.
    Take note, "recreational" drug users.

    July 23, 2011 at 12:58 pm | Report abuse |
    • Carl

      I will take my harmless recreational marijuana, it is the hard drug and alcohol users that should take note.

      July 23, 2011 at 1:18 pm | Report abuse |
  10. David Martin

    What a damn shame.

    July 23, 2011 at 12:58 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Valenti

    FIRST! How sad, only 27. Guess she didnt want to go back to rehab...

    July 23, 2011 at 12:58 pm | Report abuse |
    • Terra

      it is sad, and you're not first.

      July 23, 2011 at 12:59 pm | Report abuse |
  12. tds

    Okay, anyone here not see that coming?

    July 23, 2011 at 12:58 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Guest

    Color me shocked.

    July 23, 2011 at 12:58 pm | Report abuse |
    • Yazhol

      Is that like a chartreuse?

      July 23, 2011 at 12:59 pm | Report abuse |
  14. Jesse

    Your demon's we never under control but your Music will live on for a long time..

    July 23, 2011 at 12:58 pm | Report abuse |
  15. HARDBEEF

    GOOD RIDDANCE

    July 23, 2011 at 12:58 pm | Report abuse |
    • BellaA

      YOU ARE AN IDIOT

      July 23, 2011 at 1:20 pm | Report abuse |
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