Amy Winehouse, the beehived soul-jazz diva whose self-destructive habits overshadowed a distinctive musical talent, was found dead Saturday in her London home, police said. She was 27.
Police confirmed that a 27-year-old female was pronounced dead at the home in Camden Square northern London; the cause of death was not immediately known. London Ambulance Services said Winehouse had died before the two ambulance crews it sent arrived at the scene.
Oh man. Oh damn. This has really got to me. I love Amy Winehouse. Seriously loved this woman and her unbelievable talents, and while this whole thing isn’t a bit surprising – I know folks who have had her in their death pool for the last six years – it’s still an awful blow to the music community at large.
RIP Amy, and may you finally be free of the myriad demons that clearly haunted you.