Amy Winehouse 'found dead'

Singer Amy Winehouse has been found dead at her flat.

Singer Amy Winehouse has been found dead at her flat.

The 27-year-old was discovered at the property in north London by emergency services at around 3.54pm this afternoon, according to sources.

It is understood her death is being treated as “unexplained”.

The 'Back To Black' artist cancelled all tour dates and engagements last month after a series of erratic public appearances.

She had been troubled by drink and drugs problems throughout her career.

The London Ambulance Service attended her flat this afternoon but were unable to save her life, sources said.

The sad news comes hours after a statement on her official website claiming the singer - who was booed during a shambolic European comeback performance last month - was taking a break from performing in order to get help and "return to her best".

It said: "Amy Winehouse is withdrawing from all scheduled performances. Everyone involved wishes to do everything they can to help her return to her best and she will be given as long as it takes for this to happen."

Before her ill fated comeback Amy had spent one week in London's renowned rehab facility The Priory in order to get ready for the tour and planned to continue treatment as an outpatient.

She had reportedly stunned onlookers when she bought a small bottle of vodka from a shop in Southgate, north London, on her way rehab last month.

A source said: "She seemed out of it. She was stumbling about, slurring her words.

"I was shocked to see her buy vodka so early in the day, and even more shocked to see her knock it straight back."

The troubled singer made her last public appearance on Wednesday night when she joined her goddaughter Dionne Bromfield on stage at The Roundhouse in Camden.

The singer danced with Bromfield and encouraged the audience to buy her album in the impromptu appearance before leaving the stage.

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