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. Maxim Chepelev

    Another one to join the Club of 27

    My condolences

    July 23, 2011 at 1:06 pm | Report abuse |
  2. ricky

    so what..and this is news/important..oh well...l have to go and weed the garden.

    July 23, 2011 at 1:06 pm | Report abuse |
    • Frank M

      Obviously important enough for you to stop, read, and then post. get over yourself. Someone died.

      July 23, 2011 at 1:09 pm | Report abuse |
    • freedom55

      lmao!!

      July 23, 2011 at 1:10 pm | Report abuse |
    • longisland

      And yet you took the time to respond

      July 23, 2011 at 1:13 pm | Report abuse |
    • L.A. Voter

      Apparently you thought it was important enough to see the headline, click the link, read the story and then put in the effort to leave a would-be dismissive comment about the end of a young woman's life, so yeah, apparently it IS news.

      Why are so many people so hostile to those who are famous, and so invested in appearing to be so jaded that you don't care about sad events? If you really didn't care you wouldn't be here, but your reaction to the death of a young woman who clearly had both a lot of talent and a lot of problems is to lash out and act like you think you're above a story you PATENTLY OBVIOUSLY did care about. Try being a person and realizing that being snide is not really a way to live your life as a decent human being. And yes, being a decent human being IS important, like it or not.

      July 23, 2011 at 1:16 pm | Report abuse |
    • CC

      If it wasn't important, why did you click on the story and take time to comment?

      July 23, 2011 at 1:17 pm | Report abuse |
  3. D Unrau

    Another member of the 27 club.

    July 23, 2011 at 1:06 pm | Report abuse |
    • julian

      You don't have to care about her, but don't disrespect her, because your not a fan. It could be your family member, everyone struggles with something!! Your struggle is no brains!!

      July 23, 2011 at 1:18 pm | Report abuse |
  4. William Marlowe

    I guess she should have went to rehab...

    July 23, 2011 at 1:06 pm | Report abuse |
    • Youngest1

      William, the word is "gone". Perhaps you should have 'went' to school.

      July 23, 2011 at 1:12 pm | Report abuse |
    • jim.novak@hotmail.com

      youngst1-i wasnt in a smiling mood(after hearing the news)but your comment made me smile. 🙂

      July 23, 2011 at 1:33 pm | Report abuse |
  5. pieter

    stacie; get some education

    July 23, 2011 at 1:06 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Prince Charles

    R I P Amy! Life had not been too kind to you 😦

    July 23, 2011 at 1:06 pm | Report abuse |
    • Violet

      Yes it had, she just chose to squander it.

      July 23, 2011 at 1:13 pm | Report abuse |
    • David

      Rethink that. She wasn't too kind to Amy and I fear she just knew no better. She was an addict and addicts love pain and drama. She had a boundless supply of both and it killed her .

      July 23, 2011 at 1:45 pm | Report abuse |
  7. jillybean

    This is sad...Addiction is so awful and takes over ones life. My condolences to the family and friends.

    July 23, 2011 at 1:07 pm | Report abuse |
  8. AJ

    RIP Amy. She actually did have talent once upon a time. It's a shame, her "people" were sucking money off her till the day she died and she will probably be more profitable for them now that she's gone.

    July 23, 2011 at 1:07 pm | Report abuse |
    • BellaA

      She had talent once upon a time? Seriously? She had talent, period.

      July 23, 2011 at 1:12 pm | Report abuse |
  9. mary moore

    Sending my condolescense to the family,fans and friends. God has the answer

    July 23, 2011 at 1:07 pm | Report abuse |
    • doc

      God, seriously, dude? Might just as well invoke the boogie man...

      July 23, 2011 at 1:13 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Myo

    She lasted longer than I thought she would...

    July 23, 2011 at 1:07 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Voxhumana

    Not surprising. Only a matter of time before other celebs follow. Lohan, Hilton, etc. So sad and unnecessary. Condolences to her family, I know her mum tried to support her, but there's only so much a family can do to protect someone from themselves.

    July 23, 2011 at 1:07 pm | Report abuse |
    • jim.novak@hotmail.com

      i see, so lohan, hilton have wasted talent too.

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

    Rest in Peace. Unfortunately It's safe to say that most people are not surprised by this, wish she could of treated herself better. Sad to see this is the type of life people choose to live.

    July 23, 2011 at 1:07 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Russ

    just goes to prove that you mess with drugs and alcohol and you will LOSE.

    she had it coming as she couldn't get over it.

    July 23, 2011 at 1:08 pm | Report abuse |
  14. Denese

    It's too bad that she didn't go to a hospital vs another stupid rehab center. RIP Amy.

    July 23, 2011 at 1:08 pm | Report abuse |
    • cmc

      Rehabs ARE hospitals with doctors, nurses and everything.

      July 23, 2011 at 1:10 pm | Report abuse |
  15. Jimmy

    Who is Amy Winehouse?

    July 23, 2011 at 1:08 pm | Report abuse |
    • cmc

      By reading the article, one might deduce she was a singer who was involved in drugs and alcohol who had a song called "Rehab" and who recently cancelled a tour. A well rounded education that includes reading comprehension always pays off.

      July 23, 2011 at 1:12 pm | Report abuse |
    • Rex Regum

      Can't tell if Trolling or just stupid.

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