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. m

    Or maybe not.

    July 23, 2011 at 1:53 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Tom

    What a wonderful unique voice she had. RIP Amy.

    July 23, 2011 at 1:53 pm | Report abuse |
  3. chris

    Aww, you still believe in fairy tails. How cute.

    July 23, 2011 at 1:53 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Winston

    Well as sad as this news is, sadly, I am not surprised... RIP Amy Winehouse... Pitty you couldn't fight your demons away... May Janis, Kurt, Brian, Jim and Jimi welcome you and may you all make awesome music in heaven!

    July 23, 2011 at 1:55 pm | Report abuse |
    • Poria7

      Please stop making Amy into something she wasnt. She was a hot mess and had no where near the talent of Janis Joplin.

      July 23, 2011 at 2:18 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Jake

    Shut the hell up you zealot

    July 23, 2011 at 1:55 pm | Report abuse |
  6. chelle

    amen to that, she was fighting demons and needed Gods help..we all do actually

    July 23, 2011 at 1:55 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Cecelia

    My Girlfriend Amy went home. You"ll be sorely missed. Thank you for sharing your gift with us.

    July 23, 2011 at 1:55 pm | Report abuse |
  8. GOD

    are you serious.....
    -______- she was a lost cause.

    July 23, 2011 at 1:55 pm | Report abuse |
  9. K Thomas

    A very sad loss. I was hoping so much she would perhaps come to the States and maybe to a Hazelden Treatment center and do a hard core treatment program or even the Ford Center in CA. Too bad she couldn't save herself. Ultimately, it was up to her to choose her career and family over drugs and alcohol. I hope she finally has some peace.

    July 23, 2011 at 1:56 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Mecic10

    Jackie, please keep your religion to yourself.

    July 23, 2011 at 1:57 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Rebecca

    Stop with your religious zealotry. Besides, she was Jewish.

    July 23, 2011 at 1:57 pm | Report abuse |
  12. trollface.jpg

    GOD CAN'T SAVE YOU NOW

    July 23, 2011 at 1:57 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Laura

    Drugs kill... She was a train wreck. I have no pity...

    July 23, 2011 at 1:59 pm | Report abuse |
    • gremlinus

      Remember that when something unexpected in your life happens or you get into trouble and need help getting out. And then don't ask anyone for any help. You just lost the right to.

      July 23, 2011 at 2:05 pm | Report abuse |
    • monalisa

      wow.. thats rotten miss perfect... you should be ashamed

      July 23, 2011 at 2:08 pm | Report abuse |
    • alexx

      Drugs and alcohol are a decision we make. It is not some unfortunate accident. We choose our drugs, not accicents.

      July 23, 2011 at 2:14 pm | Report abuse |
    • Amy's father

      Do you feel better now!

      July 23, 2011 at 2:15 pm | Report abuse |
    • TMG

      100% correct; drugs kill. Let's just be thankful she didn't take anyone else out first or with her. Then watch the tides change. All these bleeding hearts won't post as much.

      July 23, 2011 at 3:23 pm | Report abuse |
  14. Micky

    shame on you

    July 23, 2011 at 1:59 pm | Report abuse |
  15. trollface.jpg

    JACKIE IS A TEMPLAR. RID HER OF HER VILE SINS. REPENT, JACKIE, FOR YOU HATH told a story. QQ

    July 23, 2011 at 2:00 pm | Report abuse |
    • TMG

      WOW: what cult do you come from?

      July 23, 2011 at 3:25 pm | Report abuse |
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