Amy Winehouse Found Dead from Possible Drug Overdose
British singer Amy Winehouse was found dead at her London apartment on Saturday around 4pm (local time) by her bodyguard. Although a postmortem wasn’t due to be conducted until this morning (Monday), there have been rumours all weekend that the 27-year-old died from a drug overdose, as her struggles with drug and alcohol addiction have been well documented.
Police have confirmed that a female was pronounced dead at a Camden Square home, while London Ambulance Services said that she died before their two crews could get to the scene. The street where Winehouse’s home was located was cordoned off by police, who were keeping onlookers away, while an ambulance could be seen outside the house as well.
Winehouse’s family said in a statement that they have been left bereaved by the loss of the singer - whom they described as ‘a wonderful daughter, sister, (and) niece.’ This has left a hole in their lives, and as they gather to remember her, they would appreciate some space and privacy during such a terrible time.
Winehouse’s fame took off with the release of her ‘Back to Black’ album in 2006, which had a blend of classic pop, jazz, rock and soul - becoming a worldwide hit. She won 5 Grammy awards with the album. Her best song was ‘Rehab, which was on the album. Her death at the age of 27 has put her in the ‘27 Club’ (also known as ‘Club 27′ and ‘Forever 27 Club’, which includes other stars who have died at the same age - Janis Joplin, Kurt Cobain, Jimi Hendrix and Jim Morrison.