British singer Amy Winehouse was found dead today at age 27, of an apparent drug overdose. Reuters:
Police said they had found the body of a 27-year-old woman at a flat in Camden Square, north London, after being called by ambulance services around 1500 GMT (11 a.m. EDT).
She was a talented artist with a disease, and a long line of enablers who depended on her. As an aside, Jimi Hendrix, Kurt Cobain, Jim Morrison, Brian Jones, and Janis Joplin died at the same age and in a similar manner.
Will add links to obituaries as they come in. Early reports: Washington Post, LA Times, Telegraph, Associated Press. Some links: AmyWinehouse.com, which leads with a notice that she recently cancelled all scheduled performances "to help her return to her best and she will be given as long as it takes for this to happen;" Wikipedia, her music at Amazon.
Photos: Above, Winehouse arrives at Westminster Magistrates Court in central London July 23, 2009 to face a charge of assaulting a woman after a 2008 charity ball. (REUTERS/Toby Melville). Below, Winehouse performing at the "Rock in Rio" music festival in Lisbon May 30, 2008. (REUTERS/Nacho Doce)
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