Amy Winehouse was found dead Saturday at her London home, according to police. She was 27.
Authorities confirmed that a 27-year-old female was pronounced dead at an apartment in Northern London’s Camden Square, but the cause of death was not immediately known. Winehouse, who was not identified by name, had died before ambulances arrived at the scene.
“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,” read a press release from the Metropolitan Police. “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.”
The soul-jazz singer rose to fame with the release of her 2006 album Back to Black, which won five Grammys and made the beehived singer one of music’s most recognizable stars.
She publicly battled an addiction to drugs and alcohol and was in and out of rehab several times throughout the years.
Celebrities flooded Twitter with their condolences, including Rihanna, Nicki Minaj, and Nas. “R.I.P Sis. Why u couldn’t chill???? why the F*ck U Leave? Love U Sis!” wrote a saddened Nas.