Amy Winehouse Found Dead at 27

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Kurt Cobain, Jimi Hendrix, Brian Jones, Jim Morrison, Janis Joplin, and now Amy Winehouse.  The brilliant and notoriously troubled singer tragically joined the the 27 Club this morning.

The London Metropolitan police released the following statement, which doesn't mention the Grammy-winning artist by name:

"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."

The LA Times confirmed the story:

Police confirmed that a 27-year-old female was pronounced dead at the [Winehouse] home in Camden Square northern London; the cause of death was not immediately known. London Ambulance Services said Winehouse had died before the two ambulance crews it sent arrived at the scene.

Courtesy of Zuma Press

Oh Amy.   Amy Amy Amy.   I hardly know what to say.   Her talent was so huge, and although she never seemed to find peace with her genius or her success, her passing will undoubtedly leave a gaping hole in music history.

It feels futile to go on about her troubled marriage to ex-husband Blake Fielder-Civil  or her recent stint in rehab.  Hers was a wild ride at breakneck speed that felt almost certain to end in tragedy and we couldn't look away.  We know what led her here.  

Amy Winehouse passed into immortality today.  She will be missed, but her legacy will live on forever.


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