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Amy Winehouse found dead

Amy Winehouse dies aged 27
Amy Winehouse dies aged 27

27 year old superstar singer and 5 times Grammy winner Amy Winehouse has today been found dead at her house in Camden, North London. Paramedics were called to the singers house at 3.54pm but were unable to save the singerĂ¢€Â¦

Police are treating the incident as "Unexplained," but the cause was thought to be drug related. A police statement said: "Police were called by LAS to an address in Camden Square shortly before 4:05 pm (1505 GMT) 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."

The singer had recently cancelled a comeback tour after a disastrous opening performance in Serbia on June 18, Winehouse was said to be too drunk to sing and was booed continuously. The singer could only mumble some of the lyrics and failed to follow her band.

Her last public appearance was to support Dionne Broomfield who was performing at the Roundhouse as part of the iTunes festival. She joined her Goddaughter on stage and danced around while encouraging the audience to buy the singer's new album.

Winehouse's career, though checkered to say the least, brought the singer high acclaim through her first UK album 'Frank' in 2003 (3 x's platinum in the UK). And her masterpiece 'Back To Black' reached number one in Britain and number two in the US charts, going six times platinum in the UK and double platinum in the United States.

Tributes have already started to pour in from both friends and celebrities including:

OutKast's Big Boi found comfort in remembering other singing idols who died young:" Kurt Cobain, Janis Joplin, Jim Morrison, Jimi Hendrix and now Amy Winehouse. All died aged 27. RIP to you all."

Kelly Osbourne tweeted that she had "just lost 1 of my best friends" and fellow singer Lily Allen said Amy Winehouse's death was "beyond sad."

LeAnn Rimes, the country singer, said "RIP Amy Winehouse. So sad to see such a talent gone and her life end in tragedy.

Rihanna, 23: Dear God have mercy! I am sick about this right now! I am genuinely heartbroken about this.

Usher, 32: I'm so sad to hear the horrible news of Amy Winehouse's death. I'm so happy I knew you Amy. Rest well. Gone too soon. We'll miss you!

The managers of the singer's favourite pub,the Hawley Arms in Camden, told Sky News they were "devastated, she was a great friend."

Josh Groban, 30: Drugs took her gift, her soul her light, long before they took her life. RIP Amy.

Drew Lachey, 34: I just heard about Amy Winehouse. Why is it that some of the most talented people seem to have the most demons? She'll be missed.

Jessica Alba, 30: So sad about Amy Winehouse -- she was so talented. Really tragic.

Ricky Martin, 39: I just found out. I feel pain. I feel anger. Rest beautiful girl rest. You are free! RIP Amy.

Nicki Minaj, 28: Please tell me Amy Winehouse didn't die. Is this some sick joke?

Sophia Bush, 29: This Amy Winehouse news is just so sad. To anyone struggling with addiction, please, please, please seek treatment.

Joel Madden, 32. RIP Amy. Your voice will live forever.

Kim Kardashian, 30: I just heard the news that Amy Winehouse passed away. What a true talent. I pray she's in a better place and at peace.

Demi Moore, 48: Truly sad news about Amy Winehouse. My heart goes out to her family. May her troubled soul find peace.

Billy Corgan, 44: Sad to hear about Amy Winehouse. I mourn any time one of our own passes on. A tragedy, no

Demi Lovato, 18: So sad. Unfortunately the world lost an incredibly talented woman to such a powerful disease: addiction. RIP.

From guitarist David Navarro came: "My God! So sad to hear about
Amy Winehouse! My deepest condolences to her friends and family and fans. You will be missed Amy xoxox''
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