Troubled, Grammy-winning singer Amy Winehouse has been found dead in her North London home,Sky News is reporting. The Daily Mailreports that police have confirmed the passing.
In a statement, theLondon Metropolitan Police said, “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. On arrival officers found the body of a 27-year-old female who was pronounced dead at the scene. Enquiries continue into the circumstances of the death. At this early stage it is being treated as unexplained.”
Asuspected drug overdosetook the life of the singer, Nick Buckley of the Sunday Mirror tweeted.
She’s battled drug addiction for years, having mostrecently checked back into rehabilitation in May.
Winehouseentered treatment in late 2007for drug problems, including admitted heroin use.
Earlier in the day, Tim Gatt of Sky Newstweeted a statement from her managersaying that she was canceling upcoming performances, writing, “Amy Winehouse is withdrawing from all scheduled performances. 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.”
She performed in asurprise appearance at the iTunes Festival on July 20th.