July 23, 2011 17:52

Amy Winehouse found dead in London flat after suspected drugs overdose

Police say 'Back To Black' singer's death 'unexplained'

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Amy Winehouse has been found dead in her London home. She was 27.

The singer's body was found by police in her Camden flat at 4pm (BST) this afternoon (July 23), according to the BBC News. Paramedics pronounced the singer dead shortly after arriving at the scene.

It's being widely reported that Winehouse died from a drugs overdose, although the official word from police is that her death is "unexplained".



Giving a statement at the scene, police spokesman Superintendent Raj Kohli said: "My sympathy extends not just to her immediate family but clearly to the thousands and millions of fans across the world."

A section of the road where the singer lived has been cordoned off by police as fans, residents and journalist gathered at the police tapes.

Winehouse made her return in London earlier this week (July 20) at a gig by her goddaughter Dionne Bromfield

The singer appeared at the Camden Roundhouse during the 15-year-old's set as part of the iTunes Festival.

Tabloid reports had suggested the singer had been drinking heavily in recent weeks, with The Sun claiming she had blacked out on vodka three times within one week.

She cancelled a 12-date European tour last month after a disastrous gig in Belgrade on June 18.

Winehouse released two albums - 2003's 'Frank' and 2006's multi-million selling 'Back To Black'.

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