British singer Amy Winehouse found dead
Troubled British singer Amy Winehouse has been found dead at her flat in north London, police said. She was 27 years old.
The soul singer struggled with drink and drug addictions. Her death is being treated as unexplained.
"Police were called by London Ambulance Service to an address in Camden Square shortly before 4:05 pm (1505 GMT) today, Saturday 23 July, following reports of a woman found deceased," a police statement said.
"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."
Winehouse pulled out of a recent comeback tour following a disastrous performance in Serbia.
The singer initially pulled out of festival shows in Istanbul and Athens but her management then cancelled all her remaining gigs.
© 2011 AFP