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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soundoff (902 Responses)
  1. Haas

    Lindsay Lohan......your turn!

    July 23, 2011 at 1:25 pm | Report abuse |
    • Lisa

      I don't care what your thoughts on somebody are, you don't wish them dead.

      July 23, 2011 at 1:27 pm | Report abuse |
  2. robyn

    RIP Amy 😦 btw the album is Back TO Black..

    July 23, 2011 at 1:25 pm | Report abuse |
  3. John

    Tragic as this was, it does NOT warrant more space than the Norway story or debt crisis which have a much broader impact. Please stop trying to be People magazine. Most people over the age of 30 barely even know who Winehouse is.

    July 23, 2011 at 1:25 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Me123

    I feel badly for her parents and family but maybe they should have stepped in more to prevent this tragedy!!

    July 23, 2011 at 1:25 pm | Report abuse |
  5. susan926

    For those of you making disrespectful comments you only need to know someone who is an addict to understand it is a disease. Fighting it privately is bad enough but can't image someone who has do to this in the public eye. More than anything feel sad for her parents who loved her very much.

    July 23, 2011 at 1:25 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Sir Gaga

    Some comments here are harsh, she was a human, as we all are. Be considerate for those who mourn.

    July 23, 2011 at 1:25 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Mike Pisani

    She was talented but if you didn't see this coming a mile away, you were blind. My sympathies to her family. On another note, "through-back"? really CNN?

    July 23, 2011 at 1:25 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Frank

    such a waste of talent

    July 23, 2011 at 1:25 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Kristin

    I honestly can't believe some of you call yourselves adults, you should never rejoice over the death of others....disgusting.

    July 23, 2011 at 1:25 pm | Report abuse |
  10. John B

    Cobain, Hendrix, Morrison, Joplin, Whinehouse....27 is a tough age for musicians who use drugs.

    July 23, 2011 at 1:25 pm | Report abuse |
  11. TheHonestFactor

    Not surprised, not sympathetic, not saddened. They say to go to rehab, you said NO, NO, NO and now you're dead. You didn't deserve a single nomination or win for your song, as it fueled your train wreck of a life (and at the same time, made children look up to you). Let's stop rewarding bad behavior through music.

    July 23, 2011 at 1:26 pm | Report abuse |
  12. mich

    Feel sorry for her? No.

    July 23, 2011 at 1:26 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Jason

    You know her record company is seeing dollar signs in their eyes right now, ready to cash in on this.

    July 23, 2011 at 1:26 pm | Report abuse |
  14. Keith

    Well ur cool... What a dick!

    July 23, 2011 at 1:26 pm | Report abuse |
  15. Ross

    Who the Hell is she and why do we even care??????????? I don't know who she is, and I could care less that we have one less drug using loser in the world.

    July 23, 2011 at 1:26 pm | Report abuse |
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