Amy Winehouse Dead At 27
In what comes as no surprise to anyone who's ever heard of her, Amy Winehouse was found dead in her London apartment today.
Metropolitan Police in London said in a cryptic press release:
"Police were called by Ambulance Service to an address in Camden Square NW1 just before 16 hrs today, Saturday 23 July, following reports of a woman 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."
Winehouse's soulful singing, moving lyrics and FIVE Grammys were consistently overshadowed by her drug & boozing escapades, frequently detailed in the national press and the butt of late-night comedian jokes.
Winehouse was touted early on in her career as a superstar, as detailed in CBS's obituary;
"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."
She attended the Sylvia Young Theatre School, a factory for British music and acting moppets, later went to the Brit School, a performing arts academy in the "Fame" mold, and was originally signed to "Pop Idol" svengali Simon Fuller's 19 Management.
But Winehouse was never a packaged teen star, and always resisted being pigeonholed.
Her jazz-influenced 2003 debut album, "Frank," was critically praised and sold well in Britain. It earned Winehouse an Ivor Novello songwriting award, two Brit nominations and a spot on the shortlist for the Mercury Music Prize."
Winehouse's Facebook page has been inundated with her 2 million fans expressing their regrets.
She was recently caught on video in what seems to be an extremely inebriated state in Serbia.