Grammy Award-winning British artist Amy Winehouse
was found dead in her north London home on July 23
, CNN.com reports.
It's speculated that she died of an overdose of ecstasy
and alcohol, but police cite the cause of her death as "unexplained" for now, saying they will issue a statement after the results of the post-mortem examination have been released.
Winehouse, who first rose to fame with her hit song “Rehab”
in 2007, has been battling drug and alcohol addiction for years. According to CNN.com
, she was released from her latest rehabilitation program two months ago. In June, during her last performance for her European comeback tour in Belgrade, Serbia
, she was booed for staggering on stage and struggling through her own songs.
She subsequently canceled her other performances to take a break. “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,” one of her management representatives, Chris Goodman, is quoted as saying in May.
She joins the list of other music artists who died at 27, which includes Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, Jim Morrison, and Kurt Cobain
, the first three from drug overdoses and the last having committed suicide after being released from rehab.
Unfortunately, Amy Winehouse isn’t the only celebrity who died at an early age and lost the chance to fully realize his or her career potential. Visit this gallery on FN to learn about some of them:
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