Producer Danny Panthaki makes claim over 'Back To Black' singer's death

Amy Winehouse died after suffering an ecstasy overdose, TV producer Danny Panthaki has claimed.

The singer passed away at the age of 27 yesterday (July 23). Her body was found in her flat in Camden, London by police at around 4pm (BST).

A drugs overdose has been widely reported as the cause of Winehouse‘s death, although police have insisted her passing is still “unexplained”.

However, Panthaki wrote on Twitter:

My friend’s boyfriend is a policeman, and he’s the one who found Amy Winehouse dead. Overdosed on ecstasy.

The newspaper also quoted one of the singer’s ‘friends’, who claimed that Winehouse took a “dodgy pill”.

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, Kelly Osbourne 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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