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.