Amy Winehouse dead at 27

Amy Winehouse Dead

British singer-songwriter Amy Winehouse died Saturday afternoon (July 23) of an apparent drug overdose at her Camden Square apartment in North London. She was 27.

Winehouse’s record label Universal said in a statement: “We are deeply saddened at the sudden loss of such a gifted musician, artist and performer. Our prayers go out to Amy’s family, friends and fans at this difficult time.”

The death of the eccentric pop and soul singer, who rocketed to stardom after winning five Grammy Awards in 2006, follows a long list of musicians who have all died at the age of 27, known as the 27 Club. They include Jimi Hendrix, Jim Morrison, Janis Joplin, Kurt Cobain, Brian Jones, Dave Alexander and Robert Johnson.

Here’s a video of Winehouse’s last performance on stage. R.I.P. Amy.

UPDATE: Amy’s 2006 album ”Back to Black” jumped to the top of the iTunes and Amazon charts following the news the British singer-songwriter had been found dead in her North London flat.