Singer Amy Winehouse has been found dead at her home in Camden, north London, at the age of 27, police have confirmed.
The London Ambulance Service was called to her flat just after 4pm but were unable to save her life.
Sky sources said the singer was “beyond help” when paramedics arrived.
“On arrival, officers found the body of a 27-year-old female who was pronounced dead at the scene,” a police statement said.
Her death is being treated as unexplained and inquiries are continuing into the circumstances, it added.
The Back To Black artist had cancelled all tour dates and engagements last month after a series of erratic public appearances.
Her final show was in Belgrade in June where she was jeered by fans after a shambolic performance.
She had appeared briefly on stage with her goddaughter Dionne Bromfield on Wednesday night.
She had been troubled by drink and drugs problems throughout her career.
Tributes to the singer have been posted on Twitter. Sarah Brown, the wife of former Prime Minister Gordon Brown said her death was a “terrible waste of a great talent.”
The official cause of her death has not officially been released yet.
Amy Winehouse did not sing at her last scene appearance 3 days ago