A flood of reaction has come in via Twitter in the past hour plus after reports that Amy Winehouse was found dead in her North London home earlier today. The 27-year-old had battled drug addiction for years and early indications are that the cause of death was a drug overdose. The London Metropolitan Police said:
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. Inquiries continue into the circumstances of the death. At this early stage it is being treated as unexplained.
Among the Tweets:
Amelle Berrabah of Sugababes (@Amelle_berrabah): Is it true about Amy Winehouse?
I really hope it isn’t true.xxx
The Sirens (@OfficialSirens): Amy Winehouse found dead. Absolutely tragic. Is this true????
RIP Amy Winehouse – what an incredible talent – how utterly tragic. So sad.
The Ting Tings (@thetings): fu**ing awful tweet news about Amy Winehouse out!!! Someone say it’s not true… J
Kay Buchanan (@keisha_buchanan): Amy Winehouse ;-( heart breaking….
I’m so angry…I won’t say anymore. So sad :-(
Ferras Al Qaisi (@OhFerras): Shocked and filled with sadness. RIP Amy Winhouse.
Sky Ferreira (@skyferreira): RIP Amy Winehouse :(
Jessica Origliasso of The Veronicas (@Jessicaveronica): Horrible news about Amy Winehouse’s death. May she rest in peace. Such a talented lost soul.
Markus Feehily (@MarkusFeehily): I am devastated…so so devastated… RIP my hero Amy xx
Demi Lovato (@ddlovato): Amy Winehouse.. So sad. Unfortunately the world lost an incredibly talented woman to such a powerful disease… addiction. #RIP
Jessie J (@jessiejofficial): The way tears are streaming down my face. Such a loss. #ripamy
Dev (@DEVisHot): Seriously, my girl, Amy……
Lance Bass of *NSYNC (@LanceBass): Another talent dies at 27- RIP – Amy Winehouse.
Esmée Denters (@esmeeworld): RIP Amy Winehouse she will continue to inspire me
Christina Perri (@christinaperri): oh Amy. rest in peace now darling.
Katie Rox (@KatieRoxMusic): Amy Winehouse. Wow, I am shocked. So tragic, so sad. So young, so talented. *sigh* RIP.
Sara Bareilles (@SaraBareilles): Woah. Amy Winehouse died. The world lost a big talent unnecessarily. Such a shame. :(
Emma Bunton of the Spice Girls (@EmmaBunton): Such sad news about Amy Winehouse. My thoughts are with her family.
Heidi Range of Sugababes (@Heidi_range): So very sad to hear the news about Amy Winehouse, RIP x
Nerina Pallot (@ladychatterley): Amy Amy Amy. Thank you for some of the greatest songs ever written. Shine on you crazy diamond. X
Wynter Gordon (@wyntermusic): That’s heart breaking to hear of Amy Winehouse . Her art emulated her life and it was clear she was hurting . Rest in peace Amy.
Liz McClarnon of Atomic Kitten (@LizMcClarnon): Oh my god!! Is it true about Amy Winehouse?? Oh god!!
Crystal Bowersox (@crystalbowersox): Rip Amy Winehouse… Crazy…
Lindi Ortega (@lindiortega): fu**ing devastated about Amy Winehouse! :(
Guy Sebastian (@GuySebastian): So sad about Amy Winehouse. So much is lost due to addiction. RIP :-(
Alison Sudol of A Fine Frenzy (@AFineFrenzy): Amy Winehouse passed away. So young, so much pain. Such a sad, sad thing. May she rest in peace.
I think, with what happened in Norway, Amy’s passing, & the countless other tragedies that are happening in the world right now, constantly-
we need to make an active effort to put some light & joy into the world. we should every day, really. but today, let’s all do something good
plant something. go volunteer somewhere. cheer someone up. help a stranger. listen to someone’s life story. cook for a homeless person.
today, do something good. whatever it is. are you with me?
Florence Welch of Florence & The Machine (@flo_tweet): Such an unbelievable loss. RIP Amy..xxx we love you.. Xx
Amy Pearson (@missamypearson): RIP Amy Winehouse- amazing talent, very sad news
Pearl & The Puppets (@pearlypops): So sad. Great talent. Rest in peace Amy Winehouse x
Jordin Sparks (@JordinSparks): Amy Winehouse. :(
Sam Fox (@SamFoxcom): OMG Amy Winehouse dead SO SAD I hope she finds peace such a tortured talent. RIP. X
Gareth Gates (@Gareth_Gates): So sad about Amy Winehouse :-( its really gutted me. I knew her from when she was at 19. Big loss. RIP x
BC Jean (@BCJean): Wish we could have worked together :-( #RIPAmyWinehouse. xo!
La Roux (@larouxofficial): So so so so sad. Blake should be made to pay for getting the most talented girl of our time hooked on what killed her.
Also to the management who arranged a tour for their own benefit when she wasn’t well and fans who expect too much and boo when you….
Aren’t perfect every time.
Sandi Thom (@Sandi_Thom): What a tragedy. Rest in peace Amy. Another great star lost to the beast that is drug addiction. I’ve known too many people die this way.
Michelle Branch (@michellebranch): So gutted to hear about Amy Winehouse. I was just listening to her last night and we were talking about how we hoped she would get well. RIP
Natasha Bedingfield (@natashabdnfield): I’m so sad to hear about Amy Winehouse just dying. My heart and prayers go out to her family. Such a terrible loss for us all.
Pixie Lott (@pixiesongs): R.I.P Amy Winehouse such a talent you will be missed <3Colbie Caillat (@ColbieCaillat): Amy Winehouse was one of the best singers I've ever heard, I am grateful to have seen her play live. My heart goes out to her family. Amy Winehouse, the world will miss you.Ricky Martin (@ricky_martin): I just found out. I feel pain. I feel anger. Rest beautiful girl rest. You are free! #RIPAMYJustin Guarini (@justin_guarini): R.I.P. Amy Winehouse. Hopefully your struggle will inspire others to get clean and get on with living. Thank you for giving us your music.KT Tunstall (@KTTunstall): Absolutely tragic to hear Amy Winehouse has died. What a terrible waste. So, so sad.Lily Allen (@MrsLRCooper): It's just beyond sad, there's nothing else to say. She was such a lost soul, may she rest in peace.Paulina Rubio (@paurubio): Today is a sad day, we lost an amazing artist, however her talent and voice will remain forever #amywinehouse R.I.P