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. 53prime

    eesh. 😦

    July 23, 2011 at 12:58 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Gina Marie

    So sad. Yes many did see this coming, but I was truly hoping this time she would turn it around. Sigh* Addiction is a beast to get rid of.

    July 23, 2011 at 12:59 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Shawn Key

    too bad...Take heed kids...drugs kill.

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

    Why does this not surprise me in the least?

    July 23, 2011 at 12:59 pm | Report abuse |
    • John

      Wow, you must be psychic because no one saw this coming.

      July 23, 2011 at 7:05 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Giampaolo

    Tragic

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

    RIP Amy....you and your AMAZING voice will be missed.

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

    Really sad. I was always hoping she would clean herself up and put out more great music.

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

    Too much phucken coke

    July 23, 2011 at 12:59 pm | Report abuse |
  9. george busch

    Does tat mean my Amy WInehouse CDs are finally worth something?

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

    A sad waste of talent!

    July 23, 2011 at 12:59 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Penny Nickels

    Looks like the "27 Club" just got a new member. How sad.

    July 23, 2011 at 12:59 pm | Report abuse |
    • Shaye

      Just saying the return of saturn strikes again. Another 27 year old dead.

      July 23, 2011 at 1:05 pm | Report abuse |
    • cadecker

      how old is LiLo?

      July 23, 2011 at 1:10 pm | Report abuse |
  12. matt

    damn shame....

    July 23, 2011 at 12:59 pm | Report abuse |
  13. blur13

    so tragic. r.i.p.

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

    Before all the sick, "serves her right", "drug head" comments begin to flood this board, may I just say on behalf of those of us with some compassion, "Rest in peace, Amy. Our thoughts are with your family and friends during this difficult time. Condolences for your painful loss".

    July 23, 2011 at 1:00 pm | Report abuse |
    • Linda

      Nice. Thank u for this post.

      July 23, 2011 at 1:05 pm | Report abuse |
    • jillybean

      Well said and nice to hear your kind words. My thoughts too are with the family and friends.

      July 23, 2011 at 1:09 pm | Report abuse |
    • Kristin

      Glad to see someone on this board has some class.

      Very well said. RIP Amy.

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

      Are you going to post a "RIP" to EVERY SINGLE individual for Norway? You should learn each and every name. It's only fair, right?

      July 23, 2011 at 1:48 pm | Report abuse |
    • John

      Oh, kings, why be so petty and ridiculous? Everyone here knew her music and have read about her or have even seen her in concert (I even once had an encounter with her at a local Starbucks), so why be jerk. You want to leave condolences for the tragic victims in Oslo, then go to those numerous articles and do so there. In other words... just go away.

      July 23, 2011 at 7:08 pm | Report abuse |
  15. ofCanada

    Sad, but we can't say we didn't see this coming.

    July 23, 2011 at 1:00 pm | Report abuse |
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