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So long, Amy Winehouse. We hardly knew ye.

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Amy Winehouse found dead, aged 27


BBC News - 23 July 2011

Singer Amy Winehouse, 27, has been found dead at her north London home. A Metropolitan Police spokesman confirmed that a 27-year-old woman had died in Camden and that the cause of death was as yet unexplained. London Ambulance Service said it had been called to the flat at 1554 BST and sent two vehicles but the woman died. The troubled singer had a long battle with drink and drugs which overshadowed her recent musical career. She pulled out of a comeback tour last month. Last month, the north Londoner pulled out of the European tour after she was jeered at the first gig in Serbia for appearing too drunk to perform. For 90 minutes, she mumbled through parts of songs and at times left the stage - leaving her band to fill in. Winehouse had won widespread acclaim, aged 20, with her 2003 debut album, Frank.

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But it was 2006's Back to Black which brought her worldwide stardom, winning five Grammy Awards. Rumours of Winehouse's death began circulating on Twitter on Saturday evening. Among those to comment was former prime minister's wife Sarah Brown. "Sad sad news of Amy Winehouse - great talent, extraordinary voice, and tragic death, condolences to her family," she tweeted. At the time she pulled out of the tour, her spokesman 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."


I can't say I was a devoted fan, but I liked "Back to Black" well enough, and it's always a bummer to see someone flush their life down the toilet.

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Can't say I'm all that surprised. I didn't mind her music. What a waste.

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Huh, that rehab song seems kinda ironic doesn't it?

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Posted by Chael_Sonnen

Huh, that rehab song seems kinda ironic doesn't it?



Not half as Ironic as "I died a thousand times"

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I heard a Radio host announce this today and they were clearly so hurt and tried to offer a very moving account of the event... ok maybe it's just me but.. why is this person getting so much attention. The only tragedy here is that people are daring to put her in the same sentence as Colbain and most importantly that she is actually considered a role model by some.

Its sad whenever someone dies.. not always tragic.

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I think the woman was incredibly talented, and I'm sad to hear this, especially since she managed to stay out of the news for awhile and had appeared on a good road before the Belgrade concert. RIP

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Sad but not surprising. Another one gone at 27.

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Posted by emfleek

Sad but not surprising. Another one gone at 27.



Yeah really. Welcome to the 27 club, Amy Winehouse.

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Posted by emfleek

Sad but not surprising. Another one gone at 27.



Yeah really. Welcome to the 27 club, Amy Winehouse.

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We were talking about this tonight and for some reason drunk people I know think you have to have a few big albums out to be part of the club. My thought was that if you were in the public eye enough to be a famous singer and die at 27 you're in.

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