Singer Amy Winehouse has been found dead at her flat in north London, aged 27. Photograph: Matt Dunham/AP/PA Singer Amy Winehouse, who achieved worldwide fame with her album Back to Black, has been found dead at her flat in north London.
The body of the 27-year-old Grammy award-winner was discovered at the property in north London by emergency services at around 3.54pm on Saturday afternoon.
It is understood her death is being treated as "unexplained".
Her death comes just a month after she called off some European tour dates after she was jeered for a shambolic performance during a concert in Serbia.
Winehouse's 2006 breakthrough album Back to Black won five Grammy awards, but her music has since become overshadowed by her chaotic lifestyle and run-ins with the law.
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La chanteuse britannique Amy Winehouse est morte La chanteuse britannique Amy Winehouse, âgée de 27 ans, a été retrouvée morte à son domicile de Londres samedi 23 juillet, a annoncé la police britannique.
"La police a été appelée par le service londonien des ambulances à une adresse à Camden Square peu avant 16 h 05 (15 h 05 GMT), à la suite d'informations faisant état d'une femme trouvée morte", a déclaré la police dans un communiqué. "A leur arrivée, les agents de la police ont trouvé le corps d'une femme de 27 ans, dont la mort a été déclarée sur place. L'enquête sur les circonstances de la mort continue. A cette étape des investigations, elle est considérée comme inexpliquée", ajoute le texte.
La chanteuse de soul, âgée de 27 ans, se battait depuis plusieurs années avec des problèmes d'alcool et de drogue. Elle était sortie récemment d'une cure de désintoxication.
ANNULATION DE LA TOURNÉE EUROPÉENNE
Elle avait annulé au mois de juin l'ensemble de sa tournée européenne après un concert désastreux à Belgrade, en Serbie, où elle avait été huée par 20 000 personnes, incapable de chanter ses propres textes.
Amy Winehouse devait chanter cet été en Espagne à Bilbao, en Suisse à Locarno et Nyon, au festival de Lucca en Italie, à Wiesen en Autriche, en Pologne, à Istanbul et Athènes. En octobre dernier, la chanteuse avait déclaré avoir décroché de la drogue depuis 3 ans.
Révélée en 2006 par la chanson Rehab, la chanteuse avait obtenu en 2008 cinq Grammys Awards, la plus prestigieuse récompense musicale américaine, dont celui de la meilleure nouvelle artiste et du meilleur album. Mais elle n'avait pas pu assister à la cérémonie à Los Angeles en raison d'ennuis judiciaires.
Amy Winehouse, 27, found dead at her London flat after suspected 'drug overdose' By Sarah Bull
Last updated at 7:59 PM on 23rd July 2011
Troubled singer had a long battle with drink and drugs London Ambulance Service found singer at 3.54pm but unable to revive her
She was 'beyond help' according to Sky sources
Autopsy could take place 'within next 24 hours'
Comes after Winehouse was booed off stage after shambolic Serbian show
Amy Winehouse has been found dead at her home in London. The Back To Black singer was found at the property by emergency services at 3.54pm, and it's believed Winehouse's death was due to a suspected drug overdose.
Winehouse was apparently 'beyond help' when paramedics arrived, according to Sky sources. Sources have also claimed Winehouse's death was due to a drug overdose.
Passing: Amy Winehouse has been found dead at her home this afternoon The scene: Amy was pronounced dead this afternoon after emergency services arrived at her house in north London Dramatic: Police surrounded the property after Winehouse was found dead WITHIN MINUTES 20M WERE TALKING TO EACH OTHER ON TWITTER ABOUT THE SINGER'S SUDDEN DEATH Before it was announced on mainstream media the micro-blogging site was responding to the death of the singer and ‘Amy Winehouse’ quickly became one of Twitter’s 'trending' topics.
Trending refers to whichever names or terms are the most talked about at that particular moment. These are defined by the site as ‘most breaking’ topics. Unlike topics which are discussed for a length of time, such as the phone hacking scandal, trending topics see huge numbers of Twitter users debating subjects as they happen. Shortly after the confirmation of her death, Winehouse was mentioned in nearly 10 per cent of all tweets worldwide. As there are 200million users this equates to 20million people communicating with one another about her death. Two ambulance crews arrived at the scene within five minutes and a paramedic on a bicycle also attended, according to a spokeswoman. 'Sadly the patient had died,' she added. More...Read PAUL CONNOLLY'S tribute to Amy Winehouse here Outpouring of grief on Twitter over Amy Winehouse's sudden death
A statement from Winehouse's U.S. record label read: 'We are deeply saddened at the sudden loss of such a gifted musician, artist and performer.
'Our prayers go out to Amy's family, friends and fans at this difficult time.' In a statement, the Metropolitan Police said: 'Police were called by London Ambulance Service to an address in Camden Square NW1 shortly before 16.05hrs today, Saturday 23 July, following reports of a woman found deceased. 'On arrival officers found the body of a 27-year-old female who was pronounced dead at the scene. 'Enquiries continue into the circumstances of the death. At this early stage it is being treated as unexplained.’ It has also been claimed on gossip website RadarOnline.com that Winehouse's autopsy could take place within the next 24 hours. A Scotland Yard spokesman is quoted by the website as saying: 'The postmortem has not been scheduled yet but it is unlikely to take place before tomorrow. 'In the case of a murder it can be done within hours but this is not the case so tomorrow or even Monday is more likely in these circumstances.'
It is not known whether Amy’s father Mitch actually knows about his daughter’s death and Sky News have confirmed that he is currently on a plane to New York to take part in a Jazz festival. Winehouse had been seen with her goddaughter Dionne Bromfield earlier this week as the teenager took to the stage at the iTunes festival. She refused to join in for Mama Said, but did support the 14-year-old with a few dance moves before urging the crowd to buy Dionne's new album Good For The Soul.
Healthy: Amy was spotted out in London looking healthier earlier this month A source said: 'Amy staggered onstage and grabbed the mic to beg the crowd to buy her protege’s new album.' Cutie pie: Amy looking adorable at the age of two Winehouse's appearance at the concert came after she cancelled her European tour following a disastrous performance in June when she stumbled onto the stage in Belgrade and gave an incoherent performance appearing very disorientated and removed from reality.
Following the concert which saw fans enraged and the subsequent video that circulated to millions she cancelled the remaining dates of her European tour.
A statement released by the troubled singer's spokesperson at the time said that the singer would be given 'as long as it takes' to recover. The statement read: 'Amy Winehouse is withdrawing from all scheduled performances. 'Everyone involved wishes to do everything they can to help her return to her best and she will be given as long as it takes for this to happen.' Winehouse had been working on her long-awaited new album, the follow-up to her 2006 breakthrough multi-million selling Back To Black, for the past three years. The singer was born Amy Jade Winehouse on 14th September 1983 in Southgate, London.
Winehouse has had a troubled life which has included various stints in rehab for drug and alcohol addiction. The singer is thought to have been to rehab four times.
In an interview in 2008, her mother Janis said she would be unsurprised if her daughter died before her time. She said: 'I've known for a long time that my daughter has problems. But seeing it on screen rammed it home. I realise my daughter could be dead within the year. We're watching her kill herself, slowly. Family: Amy with her father Mitch, to whom she was incredibly close, and her mother Janis
Shambolic: Amy was booed off stage during a shambolic performance in Belgrade in June AMY AND BLAKE: A TROUBLED ROMANCE Amy married Blake Fielder-Civil in Miami, Florida in 2007 but they were divorced two years later in September 2009. From the beginning there relationship was fraught with difficulty as they struggled with addictions to crack cocaine and heroin. This led to numerous break-ups and ensuing make-ups.
Three months after they divorced speculation began to mount that they would one more marry. This was supported by the announcement on Facebook where they had both changed their relationship status to married.
But they never actually went ahead with it. Fielder-Civil’s troubles continued and in June of this year was sentenced to 32 months in prison for burglary and possession of an imitation firearm.
Police caught the 29-year-old in a car in February with an altered number plate full of recently stolen possessions.
'I've already come to terms with her dead. I've steeled myself to ask her what ground she wants to be buried in, which cemetery. Because the drugs will get her if she stays on this road. 'I look at Heath Ledger and Britney. She's on their path. It's like watching a car crash - this person throwing all these gifts away.' In addition, there was a website set up called When Will Amy Winehouse Die?, with visitors asked to guess the date of death with the chance of winning an iPod Touch.
As well her battles with drugs and alcohol, Winehouse also had a troubled marriage to Blake Fielder-Civil, who she divorced in summer 2009.
Fielder-Civil and Winehouse married in 2007 in Miami. The pair's relationship - heavily documented by the media - saw them appearing in public bloodied and bruised after fights.
It is also alleged former music video producer Fielder-Civil was the one who introduced the Back to Black star to heroin and crack cocaine. Amy's father Mitch previously spoke out about how his daughter stayed away from drugs prior to meeting her ex-husband. In a previous interview last year he said: 'He's not entirely responsible, she's got to take a portion of the responsibility, but it's clear, it really kicked off when they got together.' Most recently, Winehouse was romantically linked to film director Reg Traviss, who she dated for a few months last year. And Mitch also gave the new man his seal of approval. Former love: Amy with her ex-husband Blake Fielder-Civil Troubled: Amy battled drink and drug addictions during her short life
In an interview with STV's The Hour programme, he said: 'I'm happy she's got a new boyfriend. I'm happy that she's moving on with her life.' He said Traviss was a 'very nice, normal bloke'. The pair split in January this year but quickly rekindled their relationship. In March, Traviss said: 'We've been together nearly a year now and we're very happy. Amy's doing well, she's fine. She's healthy and happy.' It is not clear whether the pair were still together at the time of her death.
Weight worries: Amy also caused concern with her shrinking frame, and looked gaunt back in 2008 (right)
Winehouse has also caused controversy with her weight over the past few years. After hitting the music industry as a curvy role model, Winehouse then shed an astonishing amount of weight, leading to her looking gaunt in 2008. Amy had a hugely successful musical career with the release of her debut album Frank in 2003, and the record considered her breakthrough album - Back To Black in 2006. The singer featured on the Sunday Times Rich List earlier this year with an estimated net worth of around £6million. During her career, Winehouse won awards including five Grammy Awards, a Q Music Award for Best Album for Back To Black and a World Music Award in 2008 for World's Best Selling Pop/Rock Female Artist. AMY WINEHOUSE - THE LATEST MEMBER OF THE '27 CLUB' The singer's tragic death at the age of 27 puts her in a pantheon of famous musicians who have all died at the same age.
Amy follows now joins the notorious 27 Club, also known as Forever 27, which is a group of musicians who have all died at the age while struggling to cope with fame.
Club members: Kurt Cobain, Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin and Jim Morrison are among those who died at the age of 27 Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain was the most recent victim and in 1994, pumped with heroin and valium, he turned a gun on himself.
Decades earlier Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, Jim Morrison and Brian Jones all died at 27.
Rolling Stone Jones drowned in a swimming pool in 1969; Hendrix choked to death in 1970 after mixing wine with sleeping pills and singer Janis Joplin suffered a suspected heroin overdose the same year.
Doors star Morrison died of heart failure in 1971.
Tragic Amy Winehouse 'heartbroken' over split from Reg Traviss as she dies aged 27
By Lara Gould and Sarah Bull
Last updated at 10:17 AM on 24th July 2011
Troubled singer had a long battle with drink and drugs Devastated after split from director Traviss last month Father Mitch flies home from New York 'to be with Amy'
Autopsy could take place 'within next 24 hours' Claims she bought cocaine, heroin, ecstasy and ketamine in the hours leading up to her death
Troubled singer Amy Winehouse died yesterday of a suspected drug overdose at her London home.
The 27-year-old star, who had fought a long and well-publicised battle with drink and drug addiction, was pronounced dead after police were called to her £2.5 million three-storey home in North London. Sunday tabloids have claimed the singer bought a cocktail of narcotics in the hours leading up to her death. A source told The People that she was seen buying drugs, believed to be cocaine, heroin, ecstasy and ketamine from a dealer just after 10:30pm on Friday. Inconsolable: Amy Winehouse, who died yesterday, was said to be distraught about her split from film director Reg Traviss Distraught: Traviss seen outside the late singer's house yesterday
The source told the newspaper: 'Amy seemed determined to have a big one on Friday night. 'She was out in Camden on Friday evening, but seemed determined to carry on the party back at her flat.' Her untimely death follows a long list of musicians who have all died at the age of 27, known as the 27 Club. They include rock legends Jimi Hendrix, Jim Morrison, Janis Joplin, Kurt Cobain and Rolling Stone Brian Jones. Amy was said to be devastated and ‘inconsolable’ after being dumped by her on-off boyfriend Reg Traviss, 34, just before she checked herself into The Priory rehabilitation clinic last month. Traviss, who had previously turned down a marriage proposal from the star, was desperate to help Amy turn her life around, say friends, but when he realised she could not beat her demons he ended the relationship. Last night, as Winehouse's body was taken to a local mortuary, her heartbroken mother Janis admitted she believed her daughter's death had been 'only a matter of time' when they met just 24 hours before she died. 'She seemed out of it. But her passing so suddenly still hasn't hit me,' she said.
Instead, she said, she preferred clinging for comfort to Amy's own parting words at the end of an enjoyable day they had spent together on Friday.
As mother and daughter kissed on the doorstep Amy told her, 'I love you, Mum'. 'They are the words I will always treasure and always remember Amy by', she said.
Last night Amy’s father Mitch - who had predicted she would die if she failed to quit drink and drugs - said he was devastated but has vowed ‘not to crack up for Amy’s sake’.
The cabbie-turned-singer was on a jazz tour in New York when he heard the news. He said: ‘I’m coming home. I have to be with Amy. I can’t crack up for her sake. My family need me.’ Fans of the singer gathered at her favourite haunt The Hawley Arms in Camden last night after hearing the news. Amy had been photographed numerous times pouring pints to customers at the pub and candles were lit there as a tribute to the star. The pub’s owner told the Independent on Sunday: ‘She was a special person with a good soul and this should not have happened. We will sorely miss her.’ Amy had recently completed her third album but the release date was delayed by Island Records when she went into rehab.
She bought her five-bedroom Camden home in 2009 but only moved in this May after spending £200,000 installing a recording studio and gym.
As the investigation to establish the cause of her death began, three people were seen outside the house, which is in one of London’s most expensive streets. They were Mr Traviss, her bodyguard – known only as Neville – and former Big Brother contestant Aisleyne Horgan-Wallace, 32, a long time friend of the singer, who looked distraught.
A Scotland Yard spokesman said: ‘Inquiries continue into the circumstances of the death, which at this stage is being treated as unexplained. We do have people we’re speaking to but nobody has been arrested.’
A source said: ‘A number of people were helping police with their inquiries but we are still trying to establish who was with her when she died. It’s fair to say these people are central to police enquiries in piecing together what happened before she died.’
Another police source said that the death was being treated as ‘drink and drugs-related’. A post-mortem is expected to be carried out tomorrow. A Metropolitan Police spokesperson said in a press conference yesterday evening that no cause of death had yet been confirmed. Broken: Winehouse's close friend Aisleyne Horgan-Wallace was seen struggling to control her emotions as she learned of the singer's passing
Upset: The former Big Brother contestant kneels on the floor as she cries over the loss of her friend He said: 'I am aware of reports of a suspected drugs overdose, but I would like to re-emphasise that no post-mortem has yet taken place and it would be inappropriate to speculate on the cause of death. More...A death foretold: The rapid rise and tragic fall of Amy Winehouse, the deeply flawed soul prodigy Outpouring of grief on Twitter over star's sudden death Amy Winehouse: A British great, and a life cut down in its prime
'The death of any person is a sad time of friends and family especially for someone known nationally and internationally like Amy Winehouse. My sympathy extends not only to her family but also to her millions of fans across the world.' A statement from Winehouse's U.S. record label read: 'We are deeply saddened at the sudden loss of such a gifted musician, artist and performer.
'Our prayers go out to Amy's family, friends and fans at this difficult time.' And a spokesman for the late singer said: 'Everyone involved with Amy is shocked and devastated. Our thoughts are with her family and friends. The family will issue a statement when ready.' Drama: Members of the press and local residents watch as Winehouse's body is taken to the van WITHIN MINUTES 20M WERE TALKING TO EACH OTHER ON TWITTER ABOUT THE SINGER'S SUDDEN DEATH Before it was announced on mainstream media the micro-blogging site was responding to the death of the singer and ‘Amy Winehouse’ quickly became one of Twitter’s 'trending' topics.
Trending refers to whichever names or terms are the most talked about at that particular moment. These are defined by the site as ‘most breaking’ topics. Unlike topics which are discussed for a length of time, such as the phone hacking scandal, trending topics see huge numbers of Twitter users debating subjects as they happen. Shortly after the confirmation of her death, Winehouse was mentioned in nearly 10 per cent of all tweets worldwide. As there are 200million users this equates to 20million people communicating with one another about her death. A section of the road where the singer lived remained cordoned off last night. Journalists, local residents and fans gathered at the police tapes, while forensic officers were seen going in and out of the building. One neighbour, who did not want to be named, said she saw the grief-stricken Traviss, on the ground outside the house. Amy became a household name in 2006 after the multi-million sales of her five-time Grammy Award-winning album Back To Black, which chronicled her troubled love affair with her former husband Blake Fielder-Civil.
The pair married in Miami in May 2007 but divorced two years later after they both battled drink and drug addictions. It is also alleged former music video producer Fielder-Civil was the one who introduced the Back to Black star to heroin and crack cocaine. Amy's father Mitch previously spoke out about how his daughter stayed away from drugs prior to meeting her ex-husband. In an interview last year he said: 'He's not entirely responsible, she's got to take a portion of the responsibility, but it's clear, it really kicked off when they got together.' Despite her personal problems the star amassed a £10 million fortune and her album, with hits including Rehab, also helped her find success in America. But she struggled to deal with her success. On Thursday, she made a surprise return to performing at the Roundhouse in Camden, North London, supporting her goddaughter Dionne Bromfield in an iTunes Festival concert. But fan Simon Grabiner, 19, said she came on stage and ‘stumbled around’ as if she was drunk or under the influence of drugs. Mr Grabiner, from Potters Bar, Hertfordshire, said: ‘Everyone cheered as they saw her come on, and everyone thought she was going to perform. But she just walked around the stage as if she was drunk or something.
Sujet: Re: Amy Winehouse dies aged 27 Dim 24 Juil - 12:31
merci annie c'est dommage elle aurait pu faire une belle carrière comme quoi l'alcool et la drogue sont mortels. Enfin elle avait certainement d'autres souffrances, ce n'est pas rien d'être artiste mais il faut savoir gérer. Elle ne devait pas être bien dans sa tête. Ca ne m'étonnerait pas qu'elle se serait suicider. Enfin elle est en paix maintenant.
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Sujet: Re: Amy Winehouse dies aged 27 Dim 24 Juil - 12:53
c'est sûr qu'elle ne devait pas être heureuse sur terre au moins elle a la paix mais bien triste pour la musique de perdre un tel talent une telle voix.
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Sujet: Re: Amy Winehouse dies aged 27 Dim 24 Juil - 14:24
Oui malheureusement elle avait vraiment l'air torturée par la vie qu'elle menait. Et tu as raison fab la vie d'artiste doit demander beaucoup d'énergie, rythme infernal !!! Mais je pense que derrière son maquillage et côté rebel (drogue, alcool, cures de désintox, affronts avec la police...) se cachait une femme fragile. Je ne suis pas fan du personnage par contre j'apprécie ses chansons.
Enfin elle est en paix maintenant
au moins elle a la paix
Entièrement d'accord avec vous les filles, elle a désormais le repos éternel.
Merci annie pour la photo. :hug: :flower:
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Sujet: Re: Amy Winehouse dies aged 27 Dim 24 Juil - 14:27
je dirais comma amélie au mot pres....
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