Amy Winehouse dead at the young age of 27. Police said they had found the body of a 27-year-old woman, presumably Winehouse at a flat in Camden Square, north London, after being called by ambulance services around 1500 GMT (11 a.m. EDT). Her death has not yet been explained.
Fans have hit Twitter with responses to the unexpected news.
#RIP amy winehouse may ur soul rest finally in peace. U will be missed, tweeted a fan.
What a voice. What a talent. What a waste and what a sad day. Thoughts going out to family and friends of Amy Winehouse, wrote another fan.
Other heartfelt Twitter responses include:
#Np tears dry on their own by Amy Winehouse ::: artists like her opened our minds and/or brought back something we were missing.....honesty.
Sad sad news of Amy Winehouse - great talent, extraordinary voice, and tragic death, condolences to her family.
In June, Winehouse who re-emerged from her latest stay in rehab, performed in Belgrade, Serbia, where she appeared to be intoxicated during the performance. Winehouse greeting the crowd of 20,000 with a slurred Hello, Athens!
In what was dubbed by local papers as the 'the worst [concert] in the history of Belgrade,' the 27 year old pop star spent nearly an hour and a half hugging herself, taking off her shoes, and forgetting the lyrics and tunes to some of her biggest hits.
The failed kickoff concert on her comeback tour certainly gave new merit to her Rehab lyrics, When I come back, you'll know, know, know. It was quickly labeled a scandal and a disaster by audience members who had spent more than ten percent of their monthly income on tickets to the much anticipated concert. Even the Serbian defense minister Dragan Šutanovac came out on Facebook, calling the performance 'a shame.'
Winehouse found herself, yet again, having to apologize for her actions.
Two other performances on her tour, one in Istanbul and the other in Athens, had also been cancelled.
Despite feeling sure that she wanted to fulfill these commitments, she has agreed with management that she cannot perform to the best of her ability and will return home.
She would like to apologize to fans expecting to see her at the shows but feels that this is the right thing to do, said a statement issued by her agent, in an attempt to placate disappointed and angry fans.