Soul singer Amy Winehouse was found dead at her flat in London. A drug overdose of is being investigated as the cause of death.
Winehouse had long battled drug and alcohol addiction, leading to her management canceling her concerts on more than one ocassion. In fact, during one of her stage appearances she was so drunk, she could only mumble the lyrics of her songs as she struggled to keep up with her band. Needless to say, she was booed off stage.
With her unfortunate and untimely death, Amy Winehouse has joined a long list of celebrities who have died suddenly at the age of 27; Jimi Hendrix, Jim Morrison, Janis Joplin, Kurt Cobain and Heath Ledger all succumbed to various degrees of substance abuse at the same age.