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. anna crowley

    free at last!!!!! may she RIP!

    July 23, 2011 at 4:49 pm | Report abuse |
  2. anna crowley

    Free at Last!!!!!! may she RIP!!!!!!!

    My thought are with her Father and familyx

    July 23, 2011 at 4:51 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Lee

    Don Lemmon keeps saying he is Amy Winehouse's biggest fan. Please stop referring to her past troubled life and start reflecting on this lost talent. Play her video from You Tube singing "Teach me tonight". The other side of Amy. Greatest loss since Dinah Washington. Greatest loss since Roy Orbison

    July 23, 2011 at 5:41 pm | Report abuse |
    • Cesnar

      you have got to be kidding me? a great loss? pft. i ache more when i drop by pb&j on the floor

      July 24, 2011 at 2:50 am | Report abuse |
  4. Stacey

    Sleep Peacefully Amy.... x

    July 23, 2011 at 6:37 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Louise

    It does seem that her fate was in her hands

    July 23, 2011 at 6:59 pm | Report abuse |
    • devo

      no louise her fate was in the hands of a out of control disease ................

      July 23, 2011 at 9:38 pm | Report abuse |
  6. big Al of KC

    This post was about a talented singer that her life was cut short for a reason so lay off the negative comments and stay on topic. And please post something that might save a life or enlighten people.

    July 23, 2011 at 7:49 pm | Report abuse |
  7. USMC79


    July 23, 2011 at 8:19 pm | Report abuse |
  8. rojojojo


    July 23, 2011 at 8:32 pm | Report abuse |
  9. rtet

    Amy Winehouse was and is a loser, good riddance.

    July 23, 2011 at 9:05 pm | Report abuse |
    • goofmy

      yeas, totally agree.

      July 23, 2011 at 9:06 pm | Report abuse |
    • hahaha


      July 23, 2011 at 10:11 pm | Report abuse |
    • Mj

      No life should ever be considered a good loss, in their death. Shame on you for saying such things when her family is mourning. She made bad decisions. Haven't YOU??

      July 24, 2011 at 1:06 am | Report abuse |
  10. devo

    rip tortured soul .....

    July 23, 2011 at 9:40 pm | Report abuse |
  11. erikih706

    Shoot, you can't even spell, and you're calling her worthless?

    July 23, 2011 at 11:36 pm | Report abuse |
  12. donimus

    You can't be serious!

    July 24, 2011 at 12:44 am | Report abuse |
  13. Mj

    Really? Why waste your time? Don't you remember the quote, "if you can't say something nice, don't say anything at all?" did you know her? Did she personally offend you? Didn't think so. Back off. Her family needs support not lane brain bystanders like you

    July 24, 2011 at 1:09 am | Report abuse |
  14. stacy

    For all the comments that where positive, I want to say thank you for your kindness, there are still wonderful caring people in the world that have love and compassion for others. We all have negative things in our life that we deal with some of us are stronger and able to over come or should I say manages better. For those that can't we some time lose and with that come great sadness for so many of the fallen ones. Sorry Amy you where really great and loved by many. An extra star will be added to the heavens.

    July 24, 2011 at 1:17 am | Report abuse |
  15. fashioncovers

    After her last public performance, it's a shame she'll never get the chance to prove the critics wrong.

    July 24, 2011 at 6:21 am | Report abuse |
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