Amy Winehouse was found dead on 23 July 2011 at her London apartment. 

The troubled singer, born as Amy Jade Winehouse, from a Jewish family was known for her  unique and soulful voice mixing various musical genres which made her become the Grammy winner. 

Police have described the death of the 27-year-old singer as unexplained. 

Stars took to Twitter to voice their sadness at the death of British soul singer-songwriter Amy Winehouse on Saturday, with many calling her demise a tragic waste of her talent.

Friends, fellow entertainers and well-known public figures expressed their shock over the death of Winehouse. 

British singer Lily Allen said: It's just beyond sad, there's nothing else to say. She was such a lost soul, may she rest in peace.

London's Metropolitan Police released also a statement about finding a body but didn't identify the singer: shortly before 16.05hrs today, Saturday 23 July, following reports of a woman found deceased, the statement reads, according to the U.K.'s Daily Mail. On arrival officers found the body of a 27-year-old female who was pronounced dead at the scene. 

The singer, who received extensive publicity for her struggles with substance abuse and self- destructive behaviour was in rehab as recently as May and canceled a planned summer tour of Europe in June, after a disastrous appearance in Belgrade, Serbia.

But Winehouse's musical achievements were commendable, sweeping the Grammy Awards in 2008 with her album Back to Black making her the first Bristish singer to win five grammy's  including record of the year, song of the year and best new artist. 

She also won three Ivor Novello Award one in 2007 for Best Contemporary Song for Rehab. 

The singer's tumultuous relationship with Blake Fielder-Civil, whom she married in 2007 officially ended with a divorce in 2009.  

Winehouse is credited as being an influence in the rise in popularity of female musicians and soul and also revitalising British music during her short span of lifetime.