Amy Winehouse dead: Iconic singer Amy Winehouse was found dead in her London home at 3.54 pm due to a suspected drug overdose. It is suspected that the singer was dead for over six hours before her security guard found her lying motionless. The London ambulance services were unable to revive the ‘Back to Black’ singer and she was pronounced dead.
Winehouse’s US record company expressed its grief at the great loss: ‘We are deeply saddened at the sudden loss of such a gifted musician, artist and performer. Our prayers go out to Amy’s family, friends and fans at this difficult time.’
The London Metropolitan Police gave its statement: “Police were called by London Ambulance Service to an address in Camden Square NW1 shortly before 16.05 hrs 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.”
Winehouse was declared ‘beyond help’ when the ambulance and paramedics arrived; she had apparently suffered a drug overdose, but according to authorities the cause of her death still needs to be probed. The exact cause of her death will be revealed after a post mortem which is due to take place after almost 24-36 hours.
Amy’s parents, friends and family are devastated over the loss of this 27-year old gem who was consumed over a gradual period of time. Her mother said that because of the consistent drug abuse she saw this day coming. Fans are also mourning the loss of a soulful irreplaceable voice. Amy Winehouse was last spotted on stage during the iTunes festival on Wednesday night; she looked healthier.
Fans and mourner lit candles and left flowers for the departed artist – she is an unforgettable musician.
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