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. Mitch

    Typical Brit.. Can't control their liquor.

    July 23, 2011 at 1:29 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Lorelei

    I think you meant throwback instead of "through-back" – someone really ought to proofread these articles before posting!

    July 23, 2011 at 1:30 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Dean

    how can anyone not see this comin, maybe they should bury her music with her

    July 23, 2011 at 1:30 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Horn

    RIP............For those with the negative comments would you be saying the same if it were a relative or friend?

    July 23, 2011 at 1:30 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Reck

    Every good musician needs drugs to make a good project, but she just tried to get a little too inspired. She needed an official drug adviser so she wouldn't overdose but could maintain her addiction.

    July 23, 2011 at 1:30 pm | Report abuse |
  6. jayjay

    She was a very talented junkie. Such potential gone to waste.

    July 23, 2011 at 1:30 pm | Report abuse |
  7. unbelievable stuff

    The only people that like her music are other drug addicts. lol lol lol. If your sober you don't get it.

    July 23, 2011 at 1:30 pm | Report abuse |
    • Bob

      First, why are you laughing? Second, you're just plain wrong.

      July 23, 2011 at 1:33 pm | Report abuse |
    • derrick

      A person just lost their life and all you can do is crack jokes grow up please

      July 23, 2011 at 1:34 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Antione

    I don't care if she did drugs or was an alcoholic she had one of the most beautiful soul voices in the world R.I.P 😦

    July 23, 2011 at 1:30 pm | Report abuse |
  9. abacus2

    Lilo, Pay attention!

    July 23, 2011 at 1:30 pm | Report abuse |
    • Josie

      That's exactly what I was going to say. Folks never learn, do they?

      July 23, 2011 at 1:32 pm | Report abuse |
  10. altcineva

    [youtube=https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HNC3wUBkfAU&w=640&h=360]

    July 23, 2011 at 1:30 pm | Report abuse |
  11. James Lewis

    The only surprise is that it didn't say "Amy Winehouse's 5 year rotting corpse finally found in attic of known drug dealer"

    July 23, 2011 at 1:30 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Butterfly

    Well folks, this is a sad day. A day that has happened too many times. My wish and hope is for comfort for her family, friends and fans. And silence from those who do not know what they are talking about and worse yet – choose to criticize the lost one and/or their supporters.

    July 23, 2011 at 1:30 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Will 18E

    regardless of her personal strife, she was the real deal. This is a huge loss to the arts and entreatment world.

    July 23, 2011 at 1:31 pm | Report abuse |
  14. Eny

    b. jones, 27, hendrix 27, joplin 27, nick drake 27, j. morrison 27, cobain 27, winehouse 27 :(((

    July 23, 2011 at 1:31 pm | Report abuse |
  15. elvis

    Im glad we are back on more important things, like junkies overdosing

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