Troubled singer Amy Winehouse, known for her smoky soul voice and her struggle with drink and drugs, has been found dead at her flat in north London, police said. She was 27 years old.
The Grammy award-winning soul singer with her trademark beehive battled with well-documented addictions that she documented in her hit single “Rehab”. Her death is being treated as unexplained, Scotland Yard said.
“Police were called by London Ambulance Service to an address in Camden Square shortly before 4:05 pm (1505 GMT) today, Saturday 23 July, following reports of a woman found deceased,” a police statement said.
“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.” London Ambulance Service said it had been called to the flat at 3:54 pm (1454 GMT) and sent two ambulances.
Police officers remained on duty outside her home Saturday. There was no immediate comment from her agents.