Amy Winehouse was found dead in her London, England apartment earlier this afternoon. The troubled singer, 27, was discovered by police in her North London abode at around 4 p.m., though the cause of death is yet to be revealed.

London’s Metropolitan Police issued the following statement: “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. Enquiries continue into the circumstances of the death. At this early stage it is being treated as unexplained.”

Winehouse made her mark on the Hip Hop community, collaborating with Ghostface Killah on the remix to her track “You Know I’m No Good” and producer Mark Ronson on her multi-platinum Back to Black, released in 2006. Her close associate Salaam Remi, who also worked on her 2003 debut Frank, confirmed the news on his Twitter account.

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