RIP Amy Winehouse

Sadly, I never got a chance to see her play. RIP Amy.

LONDON — Amy Winehouse, the Grammy-award winning singer who has battled addiction problems for years, was found dead on Saturday at her apartment in London, the police said. She was 27.

The police were called by an ambulance to Ms. Winehouse’s apartment in Camden, North London, shortly before 4:05 pm, the police said in a statement. Ms. Winehouse was pronounced dead at the scene.

“Enquiries continue into the circumstances of the death,” the police said. “At this early stage it is being treated as unexplained.”

Ms. Winehouse is not the first singer who died at the age of 27. Jim Morrison, Janis Joplin, Jimi Hendrix, Kurt Cobain and Brian Jones of the Rolling Stones were the same age. [NYTimes]