Amy Winehouse was found dead in her London apartment today. She was only 27 years old. She was an English singer-songwriter, known for her powerful contralto vocals and her eclectic mix of various musical genres including R&B, soul, and jazz. She has received publicity over her substance abuse and mental health issues.
A press release from 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.”
R.I.P. Amy Winehouse September 14, 1983 – July 23, 2011
UPDATE: Authorities have reported that there was no foul play involved and that the autopsy has been scheduled. You know what the results will say: OVERDOSE.