The singer has been found dead at home at the age of 27
Amy Winehouse has died at the age of 27.
The Metropolitan Police have confirmed that the singer was found in her Camden home this afternoon. A call was received at 4.05pm asking for help and paramedics were sent, but she was pronounced dead at the scene.
A cause of death is yet to be confirmed.
In a statement, the police said today: ‘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.’
Miss Winehouse cancelled a European tour last month, following a disastrous show in Belgrade where she appeared often to be incoherent and stumbling on stage.
A statement at the time was posted on her website, reading: ‘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.’
Amy made her last public appearance just this week, when she joined goddaughter Dionne Bromfield on stage at the teenage singer’s iTunes gig in London. Although Miss Winehouse didn’t sing, she danced on stage and called on fans to buy Bromfield’s album