Three days ago, Amy Winehouse appeared onstage at the iTunes Festival in London with her goddaughter, singer Dionne Bromfield.
In the video, which was shot by an audience member, Winehouse appeared healthy, chewing gum and dancing in jeans as Bromfield sang “Mama Said.”
It’s the last known public appearance made by Winehouse, who died earlier today at the age of 27.
As multiple sources are now confirming, Amy Winehouse, 27, has died. She was found in her London home at about 4pm local time.
While not unexpected — she’s famously battled a severe substance abuse problem for years — the news is still incredibly sad. In an age of the manufactured pop star, Winehouse was a truly gifted singer and songwriter.
Her 2007 Grammy-winning break-through album, “Back to Black,” showcased a 60s Phil Spector-like vibe, and Winehouse herself maintained the image with a signature beehive hairdo and heavy black eyeliner, set off by an array of thoroughly modern tattoos.
At some point, though, it all went off the rails. Winehouse’s drug of choice was reported to be crack cocaine, and there are loads of unflattering photos of her looking alarmingly thin with the telltale missing teeth and self-inflicted wounds on her face.
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Amy Winehouse Has Died
Sky News is reporting singer (and longtime substance abuser) Amy Winehouse, 27, has been found dead in her London home.
More details on Amy Winehouse’s death as they emerge …
UPDATE: The Daily Mail reports she was found dead at about 4pm local time.
A press release from the Metropolitan Police, which doesn’t specifically name Winehouse, says:
“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.“