SINGER AMY WINEHOUSE DEAD AT 27
UPDATE: SKY SOURCES BELIEVE SINGER DIED FROM OVERDOSE
The Rehab singer, 27, was discovered at the property in north London by emergency services at around 3:54pm this afternoon.
A police statement said: “Police were called by London Ambulance Service to an address in Camden Square Saturday JULY 23 , 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.
“Inquiries continue into the circumstances of the death. At this early stage it is being treated as unexplained.”
Amy had recently cancelled all tour dates and engagements after a series of erratic public appearances.
Amy had battled drink and drugs problems throughout her career.
She was an English singer-songwriter, known for her powerful contralto vocals and her eclectic mix of various musical genres including R&B, soul, and jazz. She had received publicity over her substance abuse and mental health issues. Winehouse died today SATURDAY on July 23 2011 in, as yet, unexplained circumstances.
Winehouse’s 2003 debut album Frank was critically successful in the UK, and was nominated for the Mercury Prize. Her 2006 follow-up album Back to Black led to six Grammy Award nominations and five wins, tying the record for the most wins by a female artist in a single night, and made Winehouse the first British singer to win five Grammys, including three of the “Big Four”: Best New Artist, Record of the Year and Song of the Year.
In February 2007, she won a BRIT Award for Best British Female Artist; she had also been nominated for Best British Album. She has won the Ivor Novello Award three times, one in 2004 for Best Contemporary Song (musically and lyrically) for “Stronger Than Me”, one in 2007 for Best Contemporary Song for “Rehab”, and one in 2008 for Best Song Musically and Lyrically for “Love Is a Losing Game”, among other prestigious distinctions. The album was the third biggest seller of the 2000s in the United Kingdom.
Amy joins the notorious 27 Club, also known as Forever 27, which is a group of musicians who have all died at the age while struggling to cope with fame.
Club members: Kurt Cobain, Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin and Jim Morrison are among those who died at the age of 27
Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain was the most recent victim and in 1994, pumped with heroin and valium, he turned a gun on himself.
Decades earlier Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, Jim Morrison and Brian Jones all died at 27.
Rolling Stone Jones drowned in a swimming pool in 1969; Hendrix choked to death in 1970 after mixing wine with sleeping pills and singer Janis Joplin suffered a suspected heroin overdose the same year.
Doors star Morrison died of heart failure in 1971.
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SOURCE: BMS & WIKIPEDIA & THE LONDON SUN
Posted on July 24, 2011, in Uncategorized and tagged 27 Club, amywinehouse, Dionne Bromfield, ITunes Festival, Janis Joplin, Jim Morrison, Jimi Hendrix, Kurt Cobain. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.