Amy Winehouse dies aged 27

2011-07-23 18:50

London - Troubled British singer Amy Winehouse has been found dead at her flat in north London, media reports said. She was 27 years old.

The soul singer fought long battles against drink and drug addiction.

She recently made headlines when footage showed her obviously drunk and disoriented on stage during her European tour surfaced on YouTube.


  • asiseeit - 2011-07-23 19:01

    RIP Amy

      albird burger - 2011-07-23 20:49

      ..."they wanna send me back to rehab, i just said no, no...arrgg ugggh hhhhhggggggg"....DOOF!!!

      Wouter - 2011-07-23 21:37

      @Albird...LMAO! Dude, that is sooo going on my facebook!

  • Couch Critic - 2011-07-23 19:08

    Sad but not surprising ........

      Bulldozer - 2011-07-23 19:10


  • JimG - 2011-07-23 19:13

    Amy joins the 27 club - Jim Morrison, Jimmy Hendrix, Kurt Cobain and Janis Joplin.

      Judge Judy - 2011-07-24 11:01

      Legends and all

      Nick - 2011-07-24 13:59

      Not just singers, but actors I believe as well (Heath Ledger?). 27 to famous stars appears to be an unlucky number. RIP

  • Phaedioux - 2011-07-23 19:14

    It's a tough life being a pop star continuously in the public eye. Also, you shine a beacon which attracts every drug dealer in the immediate vicinity. Her music and songs were fairly good though.

  • WALOK - 2011-07-23 19:16

    Welcome to 27yrs club Amy

  • SharkyKzn - 2011-07-23 19:19

    Damn ! should have put money on it

      Judge Judy - 2011-07-24 11:02

      Blah... u wouldna had great odds.

  • Pieter - 2011-07-23 19:22

    sad.. in the end i think she should have gone to rehab..

      Lynette - 2011-07-23 20:31

      I dont think that would have helped.

      Goofster - 2011-07-24 06:20

      They wanted to send her, but she said "No, no, no".

  • Flamewulf - 2011-07-23 19:22

    Very sad. A life wasted. Rest in peace Amy.

  • ageing_liberal - 2011-07-23 19:23

    A talentless hophead. No loss.

      x - 2011-07-23 23:56

      You are an a$$hole.

      x - 2011-07-23 23:56

      van formaat

      x - 2011-07-24 08:28

      Wow eugene you must be a uniquely gifted talent spotter. The rest of the world most definitely seems under the dellusion then that she was a fantastic singer and brilliant songwriter. Thanks for pointing out this huge misconception!

      Trololol - 2011-07-25 17:13


  • Andriette - 2011-07-23 19:24

    That is why you stay away from drugs.

      Jeff - 2011-07-23 19:44

      Everything in moderation...

  • GT - 2011-07-23 19:27

    Right there is the very definition of a wasted life. feel for her family and all families who suffer through the drug addiction cycle

  • Ihatechicken - 2011-07-23 19:34

    My gawd Amy but you could sing, you will be sorely missed :[

  • FerretGee - 2011-07-23 19:47

    She was a drug addict and her death is self inflicted. Sad but true. It's lucky she lasted to age 27.

  • FerretGee - 2011-07-23 19:48

    Over 90 people died in Norway yesterday but a drug addicted celeb gets more sympathy, this is a sick world...

      lydonmcg - 2011-07-23 20:03

      Don't talk trash. Firstly, the Oslo bombing happened yesterday. Amy's death just happened now. If you can't work out why it's headline news and people are mourning her loss, then you're correct - this is indeed a sick world. Secondly, as tragic as the Oslo bombing was, far more people are likely to feel personal loss in some way after Amy's death. I know her music touched me, and I feel like I've personally lost something. Despite her flaws, she was extremely talented, and it's sad seeing such self-destruction. I sympathise with those who died in the Oslo bombing, but I can't put a face to any of them.

      Alan - 2011-07-23 20:11

      Don't be a dick...

      Daz - 2011-07-23 20:42

      @lydonmcg seriously you are touched more by the death of a drug addicted fame seeker than by the death of 93 innocent victims. I cannot believe how narcissistic you are, as you are more concerned with what you feel you've personally lost over the hundreds of families touched by the deaths in Norway. You selfish heartless bastard. You also say her music touched you....seriously, grow a pair and act like a man!

      lydonmcg - 2011-07-23 22:17

      @Daz Yes, I am touched more by her passing, and I'm man enough to admit it. I don't feel the need to conform to some stereotype that you obviously feel you need to conform to, either. I'd feel insulted by your interesting attempt at trying to paint yourself as morally superior to me, but you seem to have missed the irony of your own statement. One minute you're flinging insults at a woman who has just passed away, and judging her entire self-worth on one negative aspect of her personality, yet the next you feel you're entitled to lecture others on what's selfish and what's heartless? Not once did I say that the deaths of those in Oslo wasn't extremely tragic. Those are words you invented and put in my mouth. There's a very big difference between feeling personal loss and sympathising with others who have suffered loss, however. They are different types of sadness. If you've never experienced emotional attachment to a music artist, then I feel sorry for your depravity. I, unfortunately, never knew one of those killed in the Oslo bombings, but have witnessed and identified with Amy as she wore her heart on her sleeve through her music. Thus, hearing of the passing of someone I felt I knew in some way has affected me more. It's the same reason the death of an immediate family member would affect me in a different way to the death of a neighbour. That isn't narcissism, that's being normal.

      zaatheist - 2011-07-24 04:15

      I agree. The woman was talentless trash.

      Eugene Maasdorp - 2011-07-24 07:50

      Agree with you.....those disslikes are druggies just like her....waisted souls who should seek rehab BEFORE IT'S TO LATE !!!!!!!!!!!!!!

      FerretGee - 2011-07-24 09:14

      Gues you missing my point @lydonmcg. It bugs me that a celebrity gets more sympathy. The timing of the two is irrelevant. You didn't see as many tweets about the Norway tragedy as you did for Winehouse. Maybe it's because more people have a morbid interest in the goings on of the celeb world, who knows. But, it still shows just where many peoples priorities lie when they are more saddened over an addicts death rather than thise killed by a crazed fanatic!

  • naude - 2011-07-23 20:08

    I pray that you be loved totally, completely now and peace supreme XXXXXX

      zaatheist - 2011-07-24 04:13

      I wonder if you really will go down of you knees to whisper to the your God to do something. What exactly are you going to beg this God to do? I would be most interested to know.

  • Kagiso - 2011-07-23 20:23

    talented young woman who unfortunately wasted her life on drugs and

  • Lynette - 2011-07-23 20:34

    I know how it is sad, went through the same thing with my son.

  • Azizi - 2011-07-23 20:42

    R.I.P Amy Other greats who died at the age of 27 Jim Morrison The Doors Janus Joplin Jimi Hendrix Brian Jones The Rolling Stones

  • SiphoMboyisa - 2011-07-23 21:05

    What dreadfulwaste of an awesome talent

      Carol - 2011-07-24 02:02

      She must have been so troubled and confused - RIP Amy - I am sure you are in God's arms and he will take away all your fears - Thanks for the music - Luv Carol

  • Gardenia - 2011-07-23 21:41

    Is she related to Barbara Streisand? She has a real resemblance...her mouth and nose? Does anybody know?

  • poolboy - 2011-07-23 22:06

    As much as people say...yes, well we expected it, it's still sad, she was very talented. May not have made the best choices but 27 years old is too young for anyone to pass away, R.I.P.

  • Freeworld - 2011-07-23 23:19

    forever living my girl,, your music will touch people for ever,, love you babe xxx

  • ecm - 2011-07-24 09:49

    lifes about choices. She had everything going for her but made the wrong choices. Clearly a lesson for other up and coming stars and the youth of today that dabble in drugs.Why can't stars be good role models?A sad ending!

  • Judge Judy - 2011-07-24 11:00

    Bye Bye were truly a great talent. Loved all yr stuff. I will never understand why someone who had so much going for them was on a path of self-destruction. I truly hope yr in a better place now. ***

  • Carla - 2011-07-24 11:04

    Its sad that her life went down this road. She could have made such an amazing role model.

  • ChippeScooter - 2011-07-24 11:47

    Elton John will perform at Amy Winehouse's funeral with a beautiful rendition of Candle Under The Spoon

  • ChippeScooter - 2011-07-24 11:49

    My dyslexic mate just rang and told me there's been a death at an Army Warehouse somewhere in London

  • pugwash - 2011-07-24 17:27

    Bless you Amy - hope you find some paece at last. Gonna miss you - RIP xx

  • Trololol - 2011-07-25 17:12


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