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. yep

    She had too much wine in her house.

    July 23, 2011 at 2:22 pm | Report abuse |
    • Cindy

      Have you no compasssion?

      July 23, 2011 at 3:04 pm | Report abuse |
    • TMG

      Ha, love it.

      July 23, 2011 at 3:18 pm | Report abuse |
    • Voig Nederlander

      For multimillionaires who squander not only their talent, but the love and aid of those who were available to help her to overcome the few strikes she actually had against her? Nope. Not a shred of compassion. This is a moron who got what she deserved. True story.

      July 23, 2011 at 3:18 pm | Report abuse |
    • eddieq00

      Yes, where is your compassion for a drug addict, whose one hit wonder was, "they try to make me go to rehab but I said no, no, no." With her path that she decided to go down, seems that she didn't really care.

      July 23, 2011 at 3:58 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Bereab

    So True, Eternity is the great equalizer and only one thing matters. O God, help us bring them to You.

    July 23, 2011 at 2:26 pm | Report abuse |
  3. michele

    Last week I used Amy Whitehouse's video "Rehab" while presenting a speech about Rehab and its benefits. Addiction hurts and Rehab heals. I'm sorry for all those who think that people intenionally throw their lives away because of addiction. Those who are not caught in the grips of addiction need to be a voice for those who are. In otherwords you who are without sin cast the first stone! I pray for her friends and family.

    July 23, 2011 at 2:28 pm | Report abuse |
    • Cindy

      I agree. Most people are misinformed about this disease. May God forgive them for their ignorance.

      July 23, 2011 at 3:02 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Brian P. McDonough

    Amy Winehouse was not the only Rock Star that did'nt want to "GO TO REHAB" ! JIm Morrison, Jim Ellison of MATERIAL ISSUE, Jimmy Hendrix, Janis Joplin, and Kurt Cobain of NIRVANA were all 27 YEARS OLD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Thats IRONIC!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    July 23, 2011 at 2:30 pm | Report abuse |
    • robin

      Sorry, but that is not even close to an example of irony. Sad, yes. Ironic, no.

      July 23, 2011 at 2:39 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Name*albert y mylene,stamos flipando con la news but mylene se ha qedado un poco kbreada d prdr esa voz,ese dineral y sobre todo tnr una oportunidad en la vida contrabajo e ultima vez q sup d ella fue q la habian abchewado zx starbbda salio en e

    Esramos trists xq hadsao su ultimo viaje eqivokdo xq nos has hecho esto a tus fans?a ti? Y sobre todo a tu padre.stamos flipando cn sta noticia pero tu corazon latio con tu raya eqivokda,qien t vndio sto?espero hayas limpiado tu karma y puedas da un concierto para the angels because kantabas como ellos.da pena q tanto dinero,tanta ropa y sobre todo t hizo un hueco la vida y encima no lo aprolvechast xq t sentias tan sola entre tantoa gnte.xq,xq,xq amy???? Nose si llorar!!!!? Kbrearm o dsknsar xq nos tnias en una preeocupacion como cuando tu hijo tiene los 179os y son las 3am y no ha yegado.pero no m sorprend tard o tmprano sto era la cronik d una muert aniunciada d mi hermano dl mismo pais d nacimiento:garcia marques. O saltar d alegria xq x fin has dsknsado.x fin eres libre y tiens el amor verdadero,los mjores amigos:the angels,tu mejor manager jesuscristo y tu verdadero padre

    July 23, 2011 at 2:32 pm | Report abuse |
    • TMG

      Please post in English. How annoying. You are in America by the way...

      July 23, 2011 at 3:19 pm | Report abuse |
  6. jedi

    2 bad she was so young well she's dead

    July 23, 2011 at 2:48 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Trist805

    I guess Celebrity Rehab got the wrong "Amy(Fisher)" Dr. Drew could have took credit for this!

    July 23, 2011 at 2:54 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Cindy

    Some of the comments made here today reflect how much people are misinformed about drug and alcohol addiction. It is a terrible family disease, an illness. Have compassion.

    July 23, 2011 at 3:00 pm | Report abuse |
  9. scott

    So so sad. Wasted talent. These artists need to have better support systems. People that love them, not after the dollar!

    July 23, 2011 at 3:03 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Cesar The Chorizo Champ Of Chihuahua*

    It should have been Gaga or K. Perry. Not someone with real talent.

    July 23, 2011 at 3:11 pm | Report abuse |
    • TMG

      I agree, but have a question... Is Gaga a MAN. He/She really looks like one, with a few enhancements.

      July 23, 2011 at 3:21 pm | Report abuse |
    • Concerned

      Are you joking Gaga and Perry have ten times the talent this stumble bum had. Obviously you don't have an ear for good music. All you dummies saying she had a disease is hilarious now we are choosing our diseases huh? Thia is why we didnt want to be forced to buy healthcare because you liberals call anything a disease. She chose her fate now the worms will need rehab.

      July 24, 2011 at 4:39 am | Report abuse |
  11. pat s

    Addiction is not a disease. A disease kills you while addiction is just you killing yourself. Mental problems are not diseases because they don't actively, regardless of your actions, hurt you physically. They only make it hard for you to choose correctly but you still, in the end, make the choice on your own.

    July 23, 2011 at 3:32 pm | Report abuse |
    • Kris

      Mental illness IS physiological in many cases. Look up "clinical depression" and you will see the medical definition for it. Before you spout things you know nothing about, I would highly recommend that you do some serious research before making yourself look like an idiot. Mental illness IS medical...not just "in your head".

      Still, there is help for those with depression...medical help. Those who choose to ignore the signs will experience the consequences of doing nothing about it...i.e., suicide...drug addiction...etc.

      July 23, 2011 at 3:49 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Diane

    Sad, but not shocking. She had a lot of talent.

    July 23, 2011 at 3:39 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Helena

    What a talented singer, gone too soon.

    July 23, 2011 at 3:54 pm | Report abuse |
  14. Soba

    94 people dead in Norway: 253 responses.
    1 person dead in London: 853 responses.
    You people need to rethink your priorities.

    July 23, 2011 at 4:02 pm | Report abuse |
    • Concerned

      I agree, the poor General who served his country and served all the dirty laundry sniffers posting here in so many ways has 3 comments. Isnt that rediculous? This war hero who is responsible for keeping our country free of tyranny and oppression is 300 times less popular than a drug and alcohol crazed lunitic of a woman who maybe had two hit songs in her career. People get your heads out of the A R S E that is the entertainment industry and do something to contribute to our society. TV and entertainment has rotted your brains me thinks!!

      July 24, 2011 at 5:37 am | Report abuse |
  15. TC Kass

    TC, Mags, and will miss Amy Winehouse. TC will be sure to use one of Amy's songs in her next fashion show.

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