The Last Days of Amy Winehouse

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Following [Amy Winehouse's] death, many reports have come in of the last few days of her short life. Given Winehouse's battle with substance abuse, many believe, and it was initially suggested, that an overdose caused the death of the 27-year-old musician. Winehouse had canceled a European tour following a troubled stage performance last month, where she "stumbled across the stage, slurred through her songs, and threw a shoe into the crowd." But just a few days before her death, on July 20, she gave her last public appearance at the iTunes Festival, where she appeared on stage to help promote her protégé and goddaughter Dionne Bromfield's new album.

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Details after that performance have been constructed here largely through tabloid accounts, so are by no means reliable. What has come out is that anonymous friends of Winehouse told the British tabloid The Mirror that "she had hit the self-destruct button over the last two days in wild drinking ­sessions around Camden, North London."

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