Singer Amy Winehouse Joins The 27 Club

The curse of 27

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“Rehab” singer Amy Winehouse, 27, was found dead in her North London flat earlier day according to a report in Britan’s Daily Mail. A press release from London’s Metropolitan Police, which didn’t identify the singer by name gave details of the incident:

Police were called by London Ambulance Service to an address in Camden Square NW1 shortly before 16.05hrs today, Saturday 23 July, following reports of a woman found deceased.

On arrival officers found the body of a 27-year-old female who was pronounced dead at the scene.

Enquiries continue into the circumstances of the death. At this early stage it is being treated as unexplained.Police were called by London Ambulance Service to an address in Camden Square NW1 shortly before 16.05hrs today, Saturday 23 July, following reports of a woman found deceased.

On arrival officers found the body of a 27-year-old female who was pronounced dead at the scene.

As you no doubt remember, the singer canceled her European tour last month after appearing drunk onstage during the kick-off date in Belegrade Serbia, where she was jeered at by the audience after stumbling and flubbing words, and generally seeming inchorent during her 90 minute performance. To make matters even more tragic, she had scheduled the short tour only three weeks after leaving another rehab facility.

The five-time Grammy winning singer’s career has been colored by her battle with drugs and alcohol overshadowing her prodigious talents, and preventing her to release a follow-up album to 2007's Back To Black. Even worse, her death has given her entry into the “27 Club," made up of musicians and artists such as Kurt Cobain, Brian Jones, Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, Jim Morrison, Dave Alexander of the Stooges, Badfinger’s Pete Ham, and countless others, who all died at that age.

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Jaan Uhelszki was one of the founding editors at Detroit’s legendary Creem magazine. Since that time, her work has appeared in USA Today, Uncut, Rolling Stone, Spin, NME, Relix, and Guitar World. She is the only journalist to have ever performed in full makeup with Kiss. Luckily she only had to put…

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