There are few details with this breaking news from Fox News. If you’ve followed her troubled life and career, it’s not surprising. Amy Winehouse dead at 27 in London. Video added of what may be her last on stage event, just this week. Ongoing updates as available.
UPDATE 9:27 pm CDT: Still no word on the cause of death. The Daily Mail said Amy was distraught at the break up with boyfriend Reg Traviss, who is a film director. Apparently they broke up about a month ago just before she checked herself into The Priory rehabilitation facility. Traviss was seen and photographed outside her house after the news broke.
Have you heard of the 27 Club? A group of 27-year-old artists who died at the age of 27: Jimi Hendrix, Jim Morrison, Janis Joplin, Kurt Cobain, Brian Jones
UPDATE 12:33 pm CDT: USA Today:
“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.”
Most recently, Winehouse canceled a planned European tour after a disastrous performance in June in Belgrade.
The Daily Mail reports Winehouse’s death is considered “unexplained” by police. Snippets below:
It is not known whether Amy’s father Mitch actually knows about his daughter’s death and Sky News have confirmed that he is currently on a plane to New York to take part in a Jazz festival…
Winehouse had been seen with her goddaughter Dionne Bromfield earlier this week as the teenager took to the stage at the iTunes festival.
She refused to join in for Mama Said, but did support the 14-year-old with a few dance moves before urging the crowd to buy Dionne’s new album Good For The Soul. (See that video below)
A source said: ‘Amy staggered onstage and grabbed the mic to beg the crowd to buy her protege’s new album.’
Winehouse’s appearance at the concert came after she cancelled her European tour following a disastrous performance in June when she stumbled onto the stage in Belgrade and gave an incoherent performance appearing very disorientated and removed from reality.
Following the concert which saw fans enraged and the subsequent video that circulated to millions she cancelled the remaining dates of her European tour.
A statement released by the troubled singer’s spokesperson said that the singer would be given ‘as long as it takes’ to recover.
The statement read: ‘Amy Winehouse is withdrawing from all scheduled performances…
In an interview in 2008, her mother Janis said she would be unsurprised if her daughter died before her time.
She said: ‘I’ve known for a long time that my daughter has problems. But seeing it on screen rammed it home. I realise my daughter could be dead within the year. We’re watching her kill herself, slowly.
‘I’ve already come to terms with her dead. I’ve steeled myself to ask her what ground she wants to be buried in, which cemetery. Because the drugs will get her if she stays on this road.
Amy Winehouse on Stage with Dionne Bromfield (video)