Police investigate Winehouse death

Authorities are investigating the death of British singer Amy Winehouse on Sunday. The 27-year-old was...

British singer Amy Winehouse performs at the 2008 Glastonbury Festival. Picture: AFP

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Authorities are investigating the death of British singer Amy Winehouse on

Sunday.

The 27-year-old was found dead in her north London home on Saturday afternoon following a

brief stint at an alcohol rehabilitation centre. The star struggled to overcome

a drug and drink addiction since her 2006 album _Back to Black _brought her

worldwide recognition.

In June, she pulled out of her comeback tour after a disastrous appearance

at her first gig when she was reportedly too drunk to perform.

On Sunday, forensic officers spent the night going in and out of the

building as fans held a vigil outside her home.

Authorities have described her death as unexplained and a postmortem will be

held in the next 48 hours.

Her critically acclaimed album _Back to Black _won five Grammy Awards making

her the only British artist to scoop that many honours in one night.

Amy's father Mitch, who was on his way to New York to plan shows, has since returned to Britain.