Troubled jazz singer Amy Winehouse was found dead in her home yesterday afternoon after abusing drugs and alcohol, police say.

While the official cause is not declared yet, Winehouse publically battled with drugs and alcohol, and police reports indicate she fought her final battle.

Police were called by London Ambulance Service ­shortly before 4.05pm (GMT) following reports of a woman found deceased. ­Officers found a 27-year-old female who was pronounced dead at the scene, a spokesman for ­Scotland Yard said. This looks like she has died after a drink and drugs binge.

A London Ambulance Service ­spokeswoman told UK's The Mirror that crews arrived in under five minutes but sadly the patient had died.

The Rehab singer's problems with substance abuse were well-documented.

Winehouse had earlier cancelled a European tour following a disastrous performance in June, when she stumbled all over a stage in Belgrade  The  concert was so bad, it triggered a viral-video outpouring.

Her spokesman released a statement shortly afterward, saying the singer would be sidelined until she recovered.

Everyone involved wishes to do everything they can to help her return to her best, and she will be given as long as it takes to make this happen, the statement read.

Winehouse, who is known for her powerful contralto vocals, won much acclamation when she was 20 with her 2003 debut album, Frank. However, it wasn't until 2006, when she released the album Back to Black that she got worldwide fame, winning five Grammy Awards.

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