Amy Winehouse's death caused by ecstasy tablet?

Amy Winehouse is believed to have died from a mix of ecstasy and alcohol.

Police have said it would be "inappropriate" to speculate before the post-mortem is carried out, friends believe a "dodgy" ecstasy tablet killed her.

A pal told the Sunday Mirror: "She has spent the last seven days on a massive bender and people were saying she's going to drink herself to death.

"It was an ecstasy overdose. She could do cocaine until the cows come home. But this was obviously a dodgy pill."

MTV producer Danny Panthaki claimed his friend's boyfriend was one of the first policemen at the scene and backed up the overdose story saying: "My friend's boyfriend is a policeman and he's the one who found Amy Winehouse dead. Overdosed on ecstasy."

Although police and ambulances reported to the scene within five minutes of the emergency call being made, the 27-year-old singer was dead when they arrived.

Superintendent Raj Kohli, of London's Metropolitan Police said: "No post mortem has taken place and it would be inappropriate to speculate on a cause of death.

"On arrival, officers found the body of a 27-year-old woman who was pronounced dead at the scene. Next of kin have been informed, and we can confirm it was Amy Winehouse. The death of any person is a sad time for friends and family, especially in the case of a person such as Amy Winehouse, who was known both nationally and internationally".

Stars pay tribute to Amy Winehouse

>> Read Russell Brand's Twitter tribute to Amy

Kelly Osbourne has paid tribute to "best friend" Amy Winehouse.

Kelly - who enjoyed a close friendship with Amy - is struggling to come to terms with the news.

She tweeted: "I can't even breathe right my now I'm crying so hard i just lost 1 of my best friends. I love you forever Amy & will never forget the real you.

"i miss my friend! im going to be off twitter for a while thank you for all your support! #Pray4Amy (sic)!

Fellow singer Nicki Minaj also took to the micro-blogging website to express her shock, writing: "Please tell me Amy Winehouse didn't die. Is this some sick joke?"

Rihanna said she was "heartbroken" by Amy's death but hopes her music legacy will live on.

She tweeted: "I am genuinely heartbroken about this #DearAmy.

"#DearAmy U made a MAJAH impression on this industry and throughout the world, in such a short space of time...too short! #ICONSneverDIE (sic)"

Amy's spokesman Chris Goodman released a statement, saying: "Everyone who is involved with Amy is shocked and devastated. Our thoughts are with her family and friends. The family will issue a statement when ready."

Amy Winehouse's family left 'bereft' by her death

Amy Winehouse's family have been left "bereft" by her death.

The 'Rehab' singer was found dead at her home in Camden, North London Saturday after a suspected alcohol and drugs overdose and a statement today from her loved ones reveals the heartbreak they are battling.

The statement said: "Our family has been left bereft by the loss of Amy, a wonderful daughter, sister and niece. She leaves a gaping hole in our lives. We are coming together to remember her and we would appreciate some privacy and space at this terrible time."

Amy is survived by her father Mitch, mother Janis and brother Alex.

Mother worried Blake Fielder-Civil will 'kill himself'

The mother of Amy Winehouse's ex-husband Blake Fielder-Civil is terrified her son will "kill himself" over her death.

Georgette Fielder-Civil - whose son was divorced from Amy in 2009 after two years of marriage- is worried that Blake, who is currently serving 32 months in prison for burglary and possession of an imitation firearm, will self-harm while in jail when he hears about the singer's demise from a suspected overdose.

She told the Daily Star Sunday: "I can't believe it. I could cry.

"Blake will kill himself. He won't make it without her. He will be devastated, totally and utterly devastated. He'll go straight back to self-harming. I'll have to ring the prison and he'll have to be put on watch.

"He was always ringing her and she was always ringing him. Blake always wanted her back. She couldn't walk away from him and he couldn't walk away from her. Her and Blake were both lost and we handled it badly."

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