Amy Winehouse dead
Amy Winehouse, 27, has been found dead at her London home. According to a statement by the Metropolitan Police, they were called by London Ambulance Service to an address in Camden Square NW1 at around 4 p.m. local time Saturday. Enquiries continue into the cause of death.
Last month, Winehouse called off all of the remaining dates on her European tour. That announcement came a day after the singer canceled dates in Athens and Istanbul following a disastrous performance in Belgrade, Serbia.
“Everyone involved wishes to do everything they can to help her return to her best and she will be given as long as it takes for this to happen,” Winehouse representative Chris Goodman told the Associated Press at the time. There was no mention of why Winehouse was in the state she was in during the Belgrade show.
Much of her Belgrade performance, which started an hour late, was caught on video. Winehouse stumbled about the stage and only intermittently sang her songs. The crowd roundly booed Winehouse, and a local newspaper referred to the concert as “the worst in the history of Belgrade.”
Only a few weeks before hitting the road, Winehouse spent two weeks at London’s Priory Clinic, though it was never made clear what she was being treated for.
(Reporting by Mandi Bierly and Kyle Anderson)
Details to come…