Amy Winehouse Found Dead In London Apartment

July 23, 2011 11:05 am

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Embattled singer Amy Winehouse was confirmed dead Saturday, her body found in her London apartment after a reported overdose. She was 27.

Winehouse, who had long battled an addiction to drugs and alcohol, frequently verbalized her dislike for her rehab, most famously singing “they tried to make me go to rehab and said no, no, no,” in her popular debut single “Rehab.”

Her tragic death comes days after the singer called off her European tour following a disastrous performance in Belgrade, Serbia. In YouTube videos, audience members are heard booing Winehouse off the stage after she neglected to sing the lyrics to songs and aimlessly wandered around the stage.

British singers Adele and Duffy have often credited Winehouse for creating a template for their music success in the United States. Even global music star Lady Gaga gives praise to Winehouse for paving the way for her rise to music domination.

“I will always have a very deep love for Amy Winehouse,” Gaga told PopEater in 2009. “Because of Amy, very strange girls like me go to prom with very good-looking guys.”

Winehouse joins the famed “27 Club,” the list of influential singers who died at 27. She joins Kurt Cobain, Jimi Hendrix, Jim Morrison, Janis Joplin and Rolling Stones guitarist Brian Jones.