Amy Winehouse's family say reports that her death was ecstasy-related are 'nonsense'

It is also feared that the singer may have been dead for up to six hours before she was discovered

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The family of Amy Winehouse have dismissed reports that the singer's death can be attributed to the drug ecstasy, calling them "nonsense."

According to The Sun, the family of the 27-year old, who was found dead on Saturday (July 23) in her house in Camden, London by police at around 4pm (BST), have said there is no truth to speculation that the singer had bought cocaine, ecstasy and ketamine just hours before she died.

Although a drugs overdose has been widely reported as the cause of Winehouse's death, police have insisted her passing is still "unexplained" and have said they have yet to conduct an autopsy on the singer's body.

It has also emerged that Winehouse could have been dead for up to six hours before she was discovered. The 'Back To Black' singer is reported to have last spoken to her security team at 10am on Saturday, and was not discovered deceased until around 4pm that afternoon.

A spokesman told The Sun that the singer has been having regular medical check-ups and that her death was unexpected.

They said: "The doctor was happy with her condition. When he left on Friday night he had no concerns. Less than 24 hours later she was found dead. Amy's health has been very fragile, and she has been having a series of check-ups."

Winehouse's dad Mitch has expressed his devastation at his daughter's death, stating that it "doesn't feel real".

Tributes to the singer have also flooded in from the music world, with the likes of Lily Allen, Jessie J, Paramore's Hayley Williams and Boy George among those paying their respects.

Mark Ronson, who co-produced the singer's hit 2006 album 'Back To Black', described Winehouse as his "musical soulmate", while Faces dedicated their gig at Hurtwood Park in Surrey last night to Winehouse's memory.

NME.COM users have also been leaving their tributes on NME's Facebook page, Facebook.com/nmemagazine.

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