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.