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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    After the recent 'Earlier' and 'Recent' photos of her, I'm not surprised to learn of her passing.
    She made some really foolish decisions and wound up slamming into the wall of reality.
    I'm sorry she's gone. Maybe others will learn from her sad mistake.

    July 23, 2011 at 2:00 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Deb Auger

    Oh Pleeze!....don't bring "Jesus Christ" into this sound like you are part of some cult??..or brainwashed, maybe????

    July 23, 2011 at 2:00 pm | Report abuse |
  3. FeteChef

    oh, like Anders Behring Breivik did? You so-called religious people are the most disgusting individuals out there, letting other's ideas infiltrate your minds, and some even killing in the name of your gods.

    July 23, 2011 at 2:02 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Trixie

    Y'all in the South we mourn this loss of life, talent and the joy she brought into so many lives. Comfort, peace and blessings to her family, friends and fans.

    July 23, 2011 at 2:02 pm | Report abuse |
  5. gremlinus

    Have you been to an AA meeting or met an alcoholic? Most of them are devote in their belief. Get off your judgmental high horse. You don't know her beliefs and you certainly don't have the right to judge someone else's life.

    July 23, 2011 at 2:04 pm | Report abuse |
  6. lol

    oh shut up.

    July 23, 2011 at 2:05 pm | Report abuse |
  7. LOL

    2011 years of ignorance and counting!

    July 23, 2011 at 2:06 pm | Report abuse |
  8. chelle

    hey id rather be brainwashed. id rather believe that by simply believing that God loved me so much. he died so that I could have life. that I could go to a beautiful place called heaven. and by showing love and compassion towards others I might change their lives so they could go to heaven too

    July 23, 2011 at 2:08 pm | Report abuse |
  9. KingOKings!

    Whoa-Whoa-Whoa! Who ya quotin' there? I did not in any way or form mention Amie specifically. Did you actually read my book?!

    July 23, 2011 at 2:10 pm | Report abuse |
  10. monalisa

    RIP girl....

    July 23, 2011 at 2:10 pm | Report abuse |
  11. threeclouds

    so sad to hear this being a parent my self seeing your child die before any parent leaves a empty hole in are hearts the sad thing is when there record label's know and provide the drugs and alcohol to them, as i have lost my best friend to heroin on his 18Th birthday as i was the one who found him on the bathroom floor in his moms house and this was her only son what is really sad is he spent 30days in rehab to get clean. what makes me mad is so many are out to judge someone they do not know or what drove them to that point as for my friend it was his step dad would beat him and back in the 70"s know one would help cause he was a cop so who would believe a teenager over a cop?.

    July 23, 2011 at 2:10 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Queen

    She was a very talented person.
    I am sorry that she is gone.
    Her music will live on, though, and for that, I'm glad.
    RIP now, Miss Winehouse; your demons are at rest now.

    July 23, 2011 at 2:12 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Sally

    It is amazing to read posts by those of you who blame Amy for her addiction, and telling others to learn from her who are also addicts. Did it ever occur to any one of you that addiction is not something you can just say.... "Wow, I better stop or I might die!" and do it?

    Addiction is an extremely powerful curse and not something any addict can beat with ease. It is the worst of the worst in one's life and is a demon in disguise that is very hard to beat away.

    I feel bad for Amy because that curse consumed her life and she was never able to get a handle on it. That's how bad she was addicted. Poor thing.

    July 23, 2011 at 2:13 pm | Report abuse |
  14. lol

    Over 100 people shot in Norway, no one gives a British druggie overdoses, everyone is so sad about her.

    July 23, 2011 at 2:18 pm | Report abuse |
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      July 23, 2011 at 2:27 pm | Report abuse |
    • silvarado4x4

      was driving my silvarado down route 11 when I heard the shocking news about Amy Winehouse. Feel bad to
      hear about her drug overdose death. Some of you people should think to yourself,(What if that was a member of my
      family) Would you like to hear or read some snotty comments about Amy.People are too quick to place judgement on
      others when somthing like this happens. May she rest in peace.

      July 23, 2011 at 2:35 pm | Report abuse |
  15. Elena

    The body is gone, she is finally free, we'll hear her in the blowing wind, the rustling trees, the rolling ocean, the bird's sweet tweet....the pain is gone now, but that voice will always be one of the saddest and sweetest we might ever know. RIP Amy, spread your wings, and take to the sky.

    July 23, 2011 at 2:20 pm | Report abuse |
    • Thomas

      That was indeed very poetic, nicely said indeed.

      July 23, 2011 at 4:55 pm | Report abuse |
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