Saturday, July 23, 2011

Talented but Troubled British Singer Amy Winehouse, 27, Found Dead in Her London Apartment

LONDON - British singer Amy Winehouse has been found dead at her London home. She was 27. The talented but troubled performer has been found dead in her home in London, according to news reports.

Amy Winehouse Found Dead in Her London Apartment

 Police confirmed that a 27-year-old female was pronounced dead at the home in Camden Square northern London; the cause of death was not immediately known. London Ambulance Services said Winehouse had died before the two ambulance crews it sent arrived at the scene.

Amy Winehouse had been troubled by drink and drugs problems throughout her career. She last was seen in public on Wednesday night in an impromptu appearance in joining her goddaughter Dionne Bromfield on stage at The Roundhouse in Camden. Winehouse danced with Bromfield and encouraged the audience to buy her album before leaving the stage.

Born in 1983 to taxi driver Mitch Winehouse and his pharmacist wife Janis, Winehouse grew up in the north London suburbs, and was set on a showbiz career from an early age. When she was 10, she and a friend formed a rap group, Sweet ‘n’ Sour — Winehouse was Sour — that she later described as “the little white Jewish Salt ‘n’ Pepa.”

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