Fans Hold Vigil At Winehouse’s Home

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July 23, 2011 | 4:45pm EST

Hundreds of Amy Winehouse fans are holding a vigil outside the singer’s home following the tragic news of her death.
Tearful fans of the Back to Black hitmaker flocked to her apartment in north London hours after the star was found dead there on Saturday afternoon.

As police continue to investigate the circumstances surrounding the tragedy, a representative for Winehouse tells Sky News, “Everyone who was involved with Amy is shocked and devastated. Our thoughts are with her family and friends. Amy’s family will issue a statement when ready.”

Winehouse’s father, Mitch, who three years ago revealed his “biggest fear” was that his daughter would die from complications relating to her emphysema, was reportedly informed of the tragedy as he boarded a flight in the U.S. He is now returning to Britain.

Soccer superstar David Beckham has added his name to the long list of celebrities paying tribute to the singer. He says, “It’s obviously very sad. Such a talented girl, and a girl with such a huge future, but our hearts go out to her family, her loved ones. And everyone in the world feels sad we have lost someone with such great talent. Everyone’s love goes out to her family.”

A spokesman for London celebrity hangout The Hawley Arms, where Winehouse was a frequent customer, says, “We are shocked and deeply saddened by the news of Amy’s death. Aside from her extraordinary musical talent, she was a special person with a good soul. This should not have happened. We feel privileged to have known her, and will sorely miss her.”