Singer Amy Winehouse dies at age 27

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Saturday, July 23, 2011

Winehouse performing in Eurockéennes in 2007
Image: Bojars.

British singer Amy Winehouse died today in her London home in Camden Square, aged 27. The cause of death is not yet known and is being treated as "unexplained", according to the metropolitan police.

"On arrival, officers found the body of a 27-year-old female who was pronounced dead at the scene", said a police statement on their website. An ambulance was called to her address where paramedics reported her dead on the scene at around 16:00 local time (15:00 UTC) in London.

Winehouse previously had problems with drugs and alcohol and checked herself out of rehab in June.


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