Sadly Not a Shock, Singer Amy Winehouse Dead at the Age of 27 … What a Shame

 

Amy Winehouse had such a great voice and was so talented, but sadly her demons and destructive live style far overshadowed her talent. Sadly, today we got the news that many of us feared would happen far too soon … Amy Winehouse was found dead at the age of 27. According to accounts, Amy Winehouse was pronounced dead at her home in Camden Square northern London. The cause of death has yet to be determined, although many of our first thoughts are with Amy’s public battle with addiction to drugs and alcohol.

According to the UK Daily Mail, the Metropolitan police said “police were called by London Ambulance Service to an address in Camden Square NW1 shortly before 16.05 hrs today, Saturday 23 July, following reports of a woman found deceased.

Rest in Peace, Amy … I do hope that you finally do have peace.

Amy Winehouse, the beehived soul-jazz diva whose self-destructive habits overshadowed a distinctive musical talent, was found dead Saturday in her London home, police said. She was 27.

Winehouse shot to fame with the album “Back to Black,” whose blend of jazz, soul, rock and classic pop was a global hit. It won five Grammys and made Winehouse – with her black beehive hairdo and old-fashioned sailor tattoos – one of music’s most recognizable stars.

The BBC has a rather telling video chronology of Amy’s rise, fall and rise again before today’s news.

What a crying shame and waste of God given talent. Sadly, Amy’s demons were more than she could handle. I was such a fan of her talent and her singing. I was such a fan of her torchy, soul and jazzy style; however, I knew that it was never going to last. Recently when she canceled her come back tour, the first thought was RUT-ROH. Amy was an exceptional talent with an even more tragic life.

Last month, Winehouse canceled her European comeback tour after she swayed and slurred her way through barely recognizable songs in her first show in the Serbian capital of Belgrade. Booed and jeered off stage, she flew home and her management said she would take time off to recover.

“I didn’t go out looking to be famous,” Winehouse told the Associated Press when “Back to Black” was released. “I’m just a musician.”

Amy sang, “You Know I’m No Good” … actually Amy, you were better than you thought. It is sad that the fame and demons won out; however, I hope that you can now be at peace. One thing that no one can take from Amy Winehouse … what a voice … Rest in Peace.



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    8 Responses to “Sadly Not a Shock, Singer Amy Winehouse Dead at the Age of 27 … What a Shame”

    1. The Death of Amy Winehouse … Reported to Had Bought Ecstasy, Cocaine & Ketamine Night Before her Death | Scared Monkeys on July 24th, 2011 2:16 pm

      [...] was reported yesterday that singer Amy Winehouse was found deceased in her London home. It has yet to be determined as to how the singer died as the autopsy has yet to [...]

    2. NGBoston on July 24th, 2011 4:54 pm

      While not unexpected, kind of sad just the same.

      Thanks to her Scumbag Ex-Husband for admitting he turned her on to heroin and crack.

      Once that and other drugs have got a grip on you, very few survive the outcome when you mix it with alcohol as Ms. Winehouse often did.

      Only 27, what a shame—there is nothing worse than wasted talent as Screenwriter/Actor Chazz Palmentieri wrote into his Script of A Bronx Tale.

    3. Doug Banks on July 24th, 2011 7:21 pm

      The Huffington Post reported that her mother visited her Friday, & was out of it…yet it was reported also that Amy bought a mix of heroin, ecstasy, & cocaine @ 10:30pm Friday. Her father said of her rehab status over the last year, that she was moving forward with occasional relapses, & that the relapses were alcohol not drugs.

      That’s the way with alcoholics/drug addicts…2 steps forward, 1 step back. However, the most critical time for them is when they come out of rehab, coz they’ll have been clean & sober for a period of time, which means their tolerance to the same level of drugs they took prior to going into rehab, is lowered….so if they resume taking drugs (& in one friend’s case, it was an orthopedic surgeon who prescribed Fentanyl patches over the phone to a pharmacy, then renewed it by phone!! (against the law, & he should’ve had a complaint to the medical board about it — but the patient wasn’t about to complain about getting their fix, ya know).

      In Amy’s case, leaving rehab to go on tour was a BIG no-no, & resuming drugs after having come out of rehab was a huge mistake. Better to have re-entered a strict rehab, one in a psychiatric hospital whose unit gets locked down, where she could’ve stayed for longer than 1 month.

      I know of another person who had a hip replacement in their late 30′s, & was put on Oxycontin for pain, which they used in order to continue working…they went into rehab for the painkillers & for alcohol, & within a month of getting out, resumed the painkillers, & died suddenly from an overdose. Very sad.

    4. Doug Banks on July 24th, 2011 7:39 pm

      correction to paragraph 2 in my previous post -

      However, the most critical time for them is when they come out of rehab, coz they’ll have been clean & sober for a period of time, which means their tolerance to the same level of drugs they took prior to going into rehab, is lowered….so if they resume taking drugs, it’s highly likely they’ll overdose & fatally.

      The friend I had who was given fentanyl twice by “call in” prescription to a pharmacy had been in 2 consecutive hospitalizations for alcohol & drugs (5 different morphine-based painkillers, including dilaudid, which they took as a cocktail several times per day), & then spent another week in a locked-down psychiatric unit (same one as Lindsay Lohan’s last one in L.A.), & the day they came out stated “I’ll never do that again”…by the 2nd day out, they’d made a trek to a pillmill to get a renewal of their monthly 360 dilaudid, plus 2 of the other morphine-based painkillers. There was nothing anyone external could do; “it’s an inside job” as they say. I will add that I walked out, not wanting to be present if/when they stopped breathing & went into cardiac arrest, only to be questioned by police … I felt I’d done enough by taking them to them to the ER, gone through the hospitalizations, & gone to the AA/NA meetings with them, only to see them go right back to using. Their reasoning: “I only wanted to get clean-er, more sober, not entirely clean or sober…I just wanted to back off on the dilaudid, nothing else” !! OMG!!! I thought, what if they die right in front of me, & I have to call LE — God knows what else would be found there that I don’t want to be associated with ! Friendship can only go so far, with hardcore addicts/alcoholics. IMO.

    5. meshuggener on July 24th, 2011 9:36 pm

      How terribly sad for the Winehouse family. So young and talented with such a great future. Why does our youth destroy themselves with drugs?

    6. Sandy Leiva on July 25th, 2011 5:56 pm

      J loved Amy Winehouses voice. Although troubled she sang from the heart and her soul was infused in her music. Thats what captivated the public who loved her B&b bluesy Jazzy style. When you heard her sing you often saw her tears, felt her pain and anguish. It was a style most real. A rare talent gone way too soon. Condolences to her family and friens and fans as well may she never be forgotten. Shalome peace be with you now Amy………A loyal fan s.l.

    7. bill on July 27th, 2011 2:19 am

      Another dead mind controlled slave. Most of her 25,000 alter personalities didn’t even know she was a pop star. Too bad she’s in Hell now for all eternity.

    8. NGBoston on July 27th, 2011 11:42 am

      #7- bill—you suck. If you know anything about her, her family or what a Musical talent and Songwriter is- you wouldn’t have made those rude comments.

      No one said she was a Saint, but many who knew her personally said she was sweet AND REAL. If there is one thing Winehouse wasn’t…that was mind controlled. She fought the establishment and didn’t care much about money.

      You are just another ignorant Moron who speaks out of his ass, so zip it and have some respect for the dead. Whether you like her as an Artist or not, your comments were not necessary.

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