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. Deuce

    They should have sent her back to rehab, she said NO, NO, NO.

    July 23, 2011 at 1:19 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Paul

    First – everybody has parents, siblings and friends, does not lessen the fact that she was a walking time bomb. Second – her music stinks, and the only reason anyone knows her name is because she was a walking time bomb. Any coverage of her has been out of morbid curiosity.

    July 23, 2011 at 1:19 pm | Report abuse |
    • Mabel

      She was a walking time bomb but she also had a very good voice. She was a mess but her talent can't be denied.

      July 23, 2011 at 1:21 pm | Report abuse |
    • OU812IC

      Her music stinks is clearly your opinion which you are free to have
      But millions thought otherwise and her being an addict was not the only reason she was reported on, unfortunately once a person such as her is found to be an addict and does erratic things the press jumps all over it and pursues it harder and harder because they know people gobble up junk news and it makes them more money, so in effect the news companies made money off her addiction

      July 23, 2011 at 1:22 pm | Report abuse |
  3. JJB

    I'm shocked. Wait, no I'n not. Not even a little.

    July 23, 2011 at 1:19 pm | Report abuse |
  4. unbelievable stuff

    I'm sorry she's dead but I reserve my pity for innocent victims, not for people that for no reason ,slowly kill themselves

    July 23, 2011 at 1:19 pm | Report abuse |
    • OU812IC

      Pretty much every morning when i click on CNN
      I have been expecting the headlines
      Amy Winehouse Dead
      Lindsay Lohan Dead
      Charlie Sheen Dead
      I guess I can cross one off, 2 more to go

      July 23, 2011 at 1:25 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Paul W. Norman

    I had a sister who died at 33 from drink and drugs...I know how Ms. Winehouse's family, friends must feel...RIP Amy...

    July 23, 2011 at 1:19 pm | Report abuse |
    • Meika

      I'm sorry to hear that.

      July 23, 2011 at 1:21 pm | Report abuse |
  6. tony

    It's easy to judge...

    July 23, 2011 at 1:19 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Jeremy

    Good riddance??? Your either saying this to get a rise out of people or you truly have no heart or soul. Either way your a horrible human being.

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

      agree with you.

      July 23, 2011 at 1:28 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Sherry Mauritz

    You Know its Truly a Shame, That people would be Laughing and Joking about this, Addict or Not, I would Not wish this on any Family, She was Human, Everyone has their Faults But to Not Care is INHUMANE 😦 RIP AMY 😦

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

      Why do you capitalize like that?

      July 23, 2011 at 1:22 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Ms. A

    I think a lot of people don't understand the fragility of the human mind and the power of addiction. I just had a friend check back into rehab, he has fought with demons since his teenage years. Who know if Amy had a steady foundation as a child, who knows if the people around her was creating an environment to make it easier to partake in drugs and if they did shame on them. She could have suffer from depression, bipolar or a combination of mental issues. I hope she finds peace.

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

    hoping for someones death is just wrong dude.

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

    lol – classic spam.. LOL LOL

    July 23, 2011 at 1:20 pm | Report abuse |
  12. RyanC85

    All of the sudden the massacre in Norway is overshadowed by this on the main page. At least CNN has their priorities in order!

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

    she's dead? wow that's a shocker....NOT!

    July 23, 2011 at 1:20 pm | Report abuse |
  14. Grumpy Old Man

    Sad and pathetic, but not a surprise.

    July 23, 2011 at 1:20 pm | Report abuse |
  15. lyn gilligan

    Seriously! Where is the COMPASSION? O.K. We ALL saw this coming! But, does that give any of you the right to critizes her? We all have our own DEMONS! It might not be drugs but, IT something! And, To Wish it on KIM Kardashian & Lindsay Lohan, Well, that's SICK! You can only DO so much to Help! Btw it IS a sickness! GOD BLESS. ~

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