Amy Winehouse, 27,Singer has been found dead at her north London residence.
A Metropolitan Police spokesman verified that a 27-year-old woman had passed away in Camden and that the basis of death was as yet unveiled.
London Ambulance Service said it had been described to the flat at 1554 BST and sent two vans but the woman died.
The dilemma singer had a long fought with drink and drugs which surpassed her latest musical career. She pulled out of a comeback tour last month.
Previous month, the north Londoner pulled out of the European tour after she was taunted at the first concert in Serbia for showing too drunk to perform.
For 90 minutes, she muttered through parts of songs and at times left the stage - leaving her band to fill in.
It's extremely sad - the most totally disastrous misuse of talent that I can remember”
Winehouse had won extensive compliments, aged 20, with her 2003 entrance album, Frank.
But it was 2006's Back to Black which brought her internationally celebrity, succeeding five Grammy Awards.
Rumors of Winehouse's death started flowing on Twitter on Saturday evening. Among those to comment was ex prime minister's wife Sarah Brown.
"Sad sad news of Amy Winehouse - marvelous talent, outstanding voice, and heartbreaking death, condolences to her family," she tweeted.
Singer and anchor Myleene Klass tweeted: "OMG. Amy Winehouse. Outstanding talent and in fact polite lady. RIP."
BBC Radio 1 DJ Fearne Cotton wrote: "Can’t believe the news. Amy was a unique girl. The saddest news."
Daily Telegraph rock critic Neil McCormick said he was "absolutely shocked" at her death.
He said she had showed paid intention when giving an "remarkable performance" for a current studio recording of a duet with Tony Bennett.
"It's extremely sad. It's the most entirely tragic waste of talent that I can remember," he added.
The disturbed singer made her last public outward show on Wednesday night when she tied her goddaughter Dionne Bromfield on stage at The Roundhouse in Camden.
The singer danced with Bromfield and encouraged the viewers to purchase her album in the impromptu appearance before leaving the stage.
At the time she pulled out of the tour, her spokesman had said everybody desired to do everything to "help her return to her best".