As fans around the world continue to mourn the death of singer Amy Winehouse, the circumstances that led to her untimely passing are beginning to come to light.
While we still don’t know what killed Winehouse, we know that she was given the “all-clear” by doctors at a check up on Friday and was found unresponsive at her home in London’s Camden district by her bodyguard at 4PM on Saturday. “She was in her bedroom after saying she wanted to sleep, and when he went to wake her he found she wasn't breathing," Winehouse’s U.K. representative Chris Goodman told TMZ. “He called the emergency services straight away. He was very shocked. At this stage no one knows how she died. She died alone in bed."
Winehouse leaves behind a legacy as a brilliantly talented but endlessly troubled star. The problems started not long after the release of her breakthrough album “Back to Black.” Following several run-ins with the law and a leaked video of the singer smoking drugs, her Visa was denied and she was unable to attend the 2008 Grammys, where she scored five wins, including Record and Song of the Year. A flurry of assault and drug charges, as well as turmoil in her personal life, followed. She spent much of 2009 and 2010 in St. Lucia trying to clean up her act and refocus on her music. Things had looked promising for the star by early 2011, as she booked a European tour and claimed to be working on a new album.
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