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Singer Amy Winehouse Dies at 27

According to multiple published reports, singer Amy Winehouse was found dead at 4pm today at her London apartment. As of not, no cause of death or further information has been released. According to the UK Daily Mail, "In a statement, the Metropolitan Police said: '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."

Winehouse was last seen in public earlier this week at the iTunes festival with goddaughter Dionne Bromfield. Prior to that, the star cancelled a European Tour after what was described as an 'incoherent performance'.

Amy Winehouse is an English pop-soul singer whose hit songs include "You Know I'm No Good" and "Rehab." A hot demo tape got Winehouse a recording contract with Island Records when she was still a teen. Her debut album, Frank (2003), earned heaps of praise and plenty of awards in the U.K., but it was her second release, Back to Black (2006), that made her a star in both the U.K. and the United States.

One month after Winehouse won Best Female Artist at the Brit Awards in February 2007, Universal released Back to Black in the U.S. The LP charted higher than any other American debut by a British female recording artist before it, and it remained in the Top Ten for several months, selling a million copies by the end of that summer.

Winehouse's father was scheduled to make his debut in New York City on Monday, July 25th at the Blue Note Jazz Club. For an interview about that upcoming performance, click here

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