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Amy Winehouse dead, aged 27

DEAD: Talented singer Amy Winehouse has died following an alleged drug overdose

AMY WINEHOUSE has been found dead at her home in London earlier today, the Metropolitan Police have confirmed.

The Back To Black singer was apparently found at 4pm and her death is unexplained.

Police said her Camden flat is being treated as a crime scene until the circumstances of her death are established.

Neighbours reported seeing ambulance crews outside her home after an emergency phone call was made.

But paramedics said there was nothing they could do by the time they got her.

Her loving father, Mitch, learned of her death after landing in New York today and is said to be devastated.

TROUBLES

Last month, Miss Winehouse cancelled her entire European tour, after a troubled performance on-stage in Serbia where she slurred and mumbled her way through some of her biggest hits.

A statement on her website said: "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."

Her battle with drink and drug addiction was well-documented and led to several stints in rehab.

One of her biggest hits, Rehab, told of her refusal to seek help for her problems.

Her 2006 album Back to Black featured a song called Rehab, which documented her drinking problems and refusal to seek help.

In 2007 she married Blake Fielder-Civil, and the pair had a volatile relationship. Fielder-Civil was imprisoned for conspiring to pervert the course of justice in 2008 and the pair divorced in 2009.

HUGE TALENT

The five-time Grammy Award winner, from north London, burst onto the music scene in 2003 with her debut album Frank, a fusion of soul, jazz and R'n'B.

Featuring critically-acclaimed songs like Stronger than Me, it earned her an Ivor Novello Award for songwriting and Mercury Music Prize nomination.

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