Saturday, July 23, 2011

Amy Winehouse is Dead

In news that's shocking to no one, crackhead and critically acclaimed singer Amy Winehouse was found dead in her home in London this afternoon. She was 27.
The Back To Black singer was apparently found at the property in by emergency services at 3.54pm this afternoon, according to sources, and her death is being treated as "unexplained" by police. 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 is thought her father Mitch has yet to find out about his daughter's untimely passing, as he is currently on his way to America to perform at a jazz festival....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. Winehouse has had a troubled life which has included various stints in rehab for drug and alcohol addiction. 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. 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."
Although no official cause of death has been released, the Sunday Mirror's sources say an overdose of alcohol and drugs is the suspected cause of death. Over the last few days, friends feared she was drinking too much, telling the Sun, "She [was] rattling about at home in north London drinking herself into oblivion. Three times this week she has been so drunk she passed out." In 2009, her father admitted that Amy almost died twice from drug overdoses, but never stopped her from getting hight; she never met a line of cocaine she didn't like -- even if she had to steal it. In 2007, she married Blake Fielder-Civil, and the pair had a sometimes violent relationship. He he filed for divorce a couple years later. Amy's final performance in Serbia last month was an epic disaster and had us all wondering when she'll get her life in control. May she finally find peace in death. Drugs are a hellauva drugs.

Sidebar: Amy has joined a long list of singers and musicians who died at the age of 27, including Jimi Hendrix, Brian Jones of the Rolling Stones, Janis Joplin, Nirvana's Kurt Cobain, Jim Morrison of the Doors and artist Jean-Michel Basquiat.

Here is some of her iconic and timeless music.

Update: This was her final crackish performance with her goddaughter Dionne Bromfield at the iTunes festival in London last Wednesday.

Update, July 26: The singer's family held a funeral service today. She was cremated.
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