Amy Winehouse Found Dead at Age 27

BY Josiah HughesPublished Jul 23, 2011

Troubled R&B pop star Amy Winehouse has been found dead at her London, England apartment. She was 27 years old.

According to a BBC report, police found the body of a 27-year-old woman at an apartment in Camden Square, north London after calls early Saturday (July 23).

Metropolitan Police have confirmed the woman to be Winehouse but are treating the death as "unexplained."

Winehouse's life was peppered with controversy, with the singer's very public drug and alcohol problems often overshadowing her music. Just last month, she was forced to pull out of a European comeback tour after she experienced an onstage breakdown in Serbia.

In her brief career, Winehouse released two albums in 2003's Frank and 2006's Back to Black, the latter of which won her five Grammy Awards.

Winehouse joins Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, Kurt Cobain, Jim Morrison and Brian Jones in "the 27 Club," a group of musicians who passed away at the age of 27.

Exclaim! was fortunate enough to interview Winehouse in 2007. You can read that interview here.

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