Amy Winehouse has been found dead at the age of 27. No foul play is suspected, according to Scotland Yard. Her autopsy has been scheduled for the next 48 hours. Police are making no assumptions about cause of death. ‘The London Ambulance Service found her body at 15:34 BST but were unable to save her life,’ the Metropolitan Police said in a statement. ‘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.’ The singer recently cancelled her European tour after being booed off-stage in Serbia. And only weeks ago, she’d been in rehab and left early. ‘We are deeply saddened at the sudden loss of such a gifted musician, artist and performer,’ said her American Record label in a statement. ‘Our prayers go out to Amy’s family, friends and fans at this difficult time.’
Some of my personal favourite live performances of hers, from 2007, are below.
Amy Winehouse has checked out of rehab after one week of treatment. Bare in mind, it probably felt like less, as she was reportedly drinking on the way there. In any case, Winehouse is already out of The Priory and any therapy immediately after this will be in the form of an outpatient treatment program. ‘[Amy Winehouse] has completed her assessment at the Priory Clinic in London and will continue as an outpatient,’ the singer’s publicist, Tracey Miller, said in a statement, ‘She is now looking forward to playing shows around Europe this summer and is raring to go. She would like to send thanks to all her fans for the messages of support received over the last week and can’t wait to see them.’
Amy Winehouse, about whom I’d entirely forgotten if you can believe that, has gone back to rehab. The 27-year-old singer is confirmed to have entered treatment as part of her ongoing recovery from alcohol and narcotics addictions. She’s taking the Lindsay Lohan approach to sobriety, which is comforting; allegedly purchasing alcohol on her way to The Priory rehab clinic on Wednesday. Us Weekly claims she, ‘[Entered] Meadway Food and Wine in Southgate, North London to buy a miniature bottle of Smirnoff.’ The Sun newspaper reports the same. ‘She seemed out of it,’ said an onlooker. ‘She was stumbling about, slurring her words. I was shocked to see her buy vodka so early in the day, and even more shocked to see her knock it straight back.’ That sounds about right. I guess buying alcohol on the way there’s one better than sneaking out, not getting caught until it’s no longer relevant, and drinking while in rehab. The singer’s spokesperson tells The Daily Mail that Winehouse checked into the facility because ‘She [just] wants to be ready for performances in Europe this summer.’
17-year-old Amy Winehouse wrote a to-do list in her notebook/ diary. It’s quite possibly the cutest to-do list ever, even though it reads like it was written by a 12-year-old drag queen-to-be. Its entries include ‘get teeth fixed’, which I’m pretty sure she didn’t. And ‘Live like the bombshell I really am.’ Which may be my favourite thing I’ve read. And not just in someone’s leaked teen journal. The singer totes should have stuck to that second-to-last point, along with the thing about the sunbed (you can use those booths to become Avatar, no?). Totes.
Amy Winehouse is still seeing her ex-husband, Blake Fielder-Civil. Sure, I can see that. The couple who shares scabies together, stays together. Forever and ever. This is such an awesome idea. ROCK ON! There’s just no way a couple who already went through drug addictions and divorce can’t work out for the best, without one of them ending up dead. They’ll be re-married and drug free before the year’s out… and perhaps there’ll be a tiny Wino baby, raised like that kid in Trainspotting. I got one spot left, and enough popcorn to share. Who wants to sit here with me, eating some popcorn, and watching this train turn into a wreck?
Three pictures show Amy Winehouse holding the hand of on-again-off-again fiance/ex-husband, Blake Fielder-Civil in Marylebone, London on April 17, 2010.
Amy Winehouse may not be drinking as much booze, but she does seem to be bathing in it. No, that’s silly. And, it assumes she bathes. She has been slathering herself in fake bake. The singer was spotted on the weekend with goddaughter Dionne Bromfield, as she left Fishworks fish restaurant in London.
She was reported to have been upset because of a run-in with ex-hubby Blake Fielder-Civil. However, I bet she was bummed because she didn’t tan to the desired shade of mahogany. Instead, she basically looked like an Oompa Loompa. Poor Wino. With her tan/ Bump-It overuse perhaps could get job in Jersey Shore.