Amy Winehouse Dead, rumor explodes on Twitter – hoax?

By Posted 23 Jul 2011, 17:55

Today we have noticed a rumor circulating on Twitter suggesting that the English singer-songwriter Amy Winehouse has died, currently we cannot verify if this is true, however having checked a few sources it looks like there could be truth to this rumor.

We first noticed the rumor when Manchester United forward tweeted this: “What’s all this about Amy Winehouse? Had a few tweets saying she has died. Hope the rumours are not true.”, as you can see he is unsure how true this rumor is, therefore we will have to keep you posted as we hear more. You can see the tweet for yourself here. Despite Wikipedia being a pretty unreliable source its does state that she died today (here).

Radio 1 DJ, Chris Moyles, tweeted this message a few minutes ago: “Shocking terrible sad news about Amy Winehouse. Stunned. Thoughts go out to her friends and family.”, also the magician Steven Frayne aka Steven Frayne tweeted this “WOW!!!! :( R.I.P AMY WINEHOUSE !!! SO SO SAD! CAN’T BELIEVE WE HAVE LOST SUCH AN AMAZING TALENT!”. Sarah Brown, the wife of Gordon Brown, recently tweeted this: “sad sad news of Amy Winehouse – great talent, extraordinary voice, and tragic death, condolences to her family”.

BBC news reported the news recently, however they carefully worded their report. Apparently there are police at her North London home, but no-one has confirmed what exactly has occurred. Someone at BBC said that an ambulance was called at 3.54pm and it arrived in just 5 minutes, however the patient sadly died, whether that patient was Amy Winehouse is unclear, but it is looking likely.

Despite selling over 6 million copies of her album, Back to Black, she suffered from mental health issues and substance abuse. Since cancelling her European tour she has been silent on the official Amy Winehouse Twitter account, we wonder whether the last few weeks have been difficult for her.

Update: Well it has not been 100% confirmed, but a body has been announced dead at her North London home, who that is has not been verified.

We will add more Twitter reactions to this post throughout the day, for now feel free to leave your tributes in the comments section below. Here are some more tweets from famous people regarding the matter.

Emma Bunton – Such sad news about Amy Winehouse. My thoughts are with her family (here)

Fearne Cotton – Can not believe the news. Amy was a special girl. The saddest news. (here)