Saturday, July 23, 2011

No surprise here - Amy Winehouse dead at 27

LONDON (Reuters) - British singer Amy Winehouse, whose hit single "Rehab" became the anthem for troubled celebrity culture, has been found dead at her home in north London, Sky News reported on Saturday.
Police said they had found the body of a 27-year-old woman at a home in Camden Square, north London, after being called by ambulance services around 1500 GMT (11 a.m. EDT).
"Inquiries continue into the circumstances of the death at this early stage. It is being treated as unexplained," a police spokesman said. A spokesman for the singer could not immediately confirm she had died.
Police had cordoned off the leafy street outside Winehouse's home in Camden, where around 20 onlookers had already gathered along with media photographers and camera crew.
Winehouse was born on September 14, 1983, to a Jewish family with a history of jazz musicians. She was discovered by soul singer Tyler James at the age of 16 and in 2003 her debut album "Frank" was released, to general acclaim.
Her second album "Back to Black" was released in October 2006 and reached the No. 1 spot.
The album's hit single "Rehab" contained the line: "They tried to make me go to rehab. I said 'no, no, no.'"

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What a sad ending for somebody with her talent.
I enjoyed some of her stuff, right before she took the fast track to nowhere.

3 comments:

YOLO said...

very sad, so young and so talented, spent a year getting clean, and then snagged right back into it. Age 27 seems to be the bad luck number with a number of musicians. Good luck to those who are now 26, keep clean.

Zilla/MJ said...

I like her music. What a terrible waste. I have some videos of her songs here:
Amy Winehouse Rest In Peace
Check out the first one, a beautifully done cover of the classic "Will you still love me tomorrow?".

Bella said...

I hate to say it but she got what she wanted. So much support around her but she's where she wanted to be. So sad because she really was a truly talented woman.