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Amy Winehouse found dead in N London apartment

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News sources are saying that Amy Winehouse was found dead at her Camden apartment in n London. She is 27 years old. Winehouse has had previous difficulties with addiction, but no reports of 'the suspected cause of her death have as yet been released.

It's always difficult to say goodbye to anyone, especially someone as young and gifted as she was.

Please post your favorite song performed by Winehouse along with any tribute you'd like to add.

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RoeDapple 3 years, 10 months ago

Amy Winehouse - Procrastination

Too young, just too young . . .

Cait McKnelly 3 years, 10 months ago

TBH I never thought Amy Winehouse was all that good :( If you want bluesy jazz about addiction Billie Holiday was a whole lot better.

Steve Jacob 3 years, 10 months ago

"Back to Black" best song.

That whole album was a cry for help. She had problems before she got rich and famous, and those don't get any better with money. She has been working on a new album for years, so I would think we will her some new songs. Would Adele be as big here if not for Amy?

Ronda Miller 3 years, 10 months ago

Brian Jones (The Rolling Stones), and Kurt Cobain too.

Andy of Bee Gees fame was 29 I believe.

Jay_lo 3 years, 10 months ago

The Bee Gees were Barry, and (far from identical) twins Robin, & Maurice. Andy Gibb was their younger brother and not a part of the Bee Gees. Andy was 5 days past his 30th birthday when he died.

Ronda Miller 3 years, 10 months ago

Andy wasn't part of The Bee Gees, but he was an idol. What a shame his addiction got him too. :(

Addictions! So many choices, such little time.

Ronda Miller 3 years, 10 months ago

Yes, it's hard to say what she could have become. Were they comparing her talent to Jimi, Jim and Janice or the fact that she was also 27? Besides, her name didn't start with a J. :)

I think she had a lot of raw talent and charisma.

Ronda Miller 3 years, 10 months ago

Autie! I'm surprised at your hardened attitude. I'd like to think that everyone, regardless of how long this journey on earth lasted, has lasting impact on numerous lives. And I know, rather than believe, that when someone makes music or literature, they leave a piece of their souls with us forever. Call me a romantic, or the nice cozin.

Ronda Miller 3 years, 10 months ago

Good point, cheese. It's all an internal perception. I've never been impacted negatively by an experience, even if I initially may have thought so.

Steve Jacob 3 years, 10 months ago

"Back to Black" is a classic album that will never be forgotten. If any of us survive until 2050, they will have top 100 list of the first half of the 21st century, and it will be on it.

jimmyjms 3 years, 10 months ago

Stupid, ignorant, and just mean, autie. Way to be.

grammaddy 3 years, 10 months ago

So sad, we only got a small glimpse of her talent. In her short career she had already won 3 grammys.There's no telling where she could have gone from there. Addiction is truly the worst of all demons."Back to Black" will always be my favorite of her albums..

Ronda Miller 3 years, 10 months ago

Yes, lots of talent. She made it to the top for a reason. Truly gifted!

Flap Doodle 3 years, 10 months ago

Her enablers will now have to find another meal ticket.

Ronda Miller 3 years, 10 months ago

And they're easy enough to be found. Some even disguise themselves as medical professionals as we've found out, sadly.

Kathy Getto 3 years, 10 months ago

cait48 says "TBH I never thought Amy Winehouse was all that good :( If you want bluesy jazz about addiction Billie Holiday was a whole lot better."

To each their own I suppose. Winehouse had a sultry, contralto voice and an obvious knowledge of music. We will never know where this could have taken her, very sad. Just curious cait - what is this "bluesy jazz" of Billie's you speak of? Jazz is so misunderstood.

beatrice 3 years, 10 months ago

I can't say I was shocked by the news.

Winehouse had obvious problems with drugs and alcohol, the means to do something about it, but chose not to. It is sad, because she had a real talent and Back to Black is an exceptional album -- I was listening to it just last week in the car. However, it is just one album (and the one before that, "Frank," isn't all that). She didn't define her era like Janis or Jimi, or even Kurt for that matter. Someday, we will be listening to Adele's latest, "48" or "53," and Winehouse will be basically forgotten, nothing but a footnote. A real tragedy to see such talent and potential wasted.

Ronda Miller 3 years, 10 months ago

A beautifully gifted young person with an amazing talent. But then, who are you? Who am I?

Ronda Miller 3 years, 10 months ago

A beautifully gifted young person with an amazing talent. But then, who are you? Who am I?

David Lignell 3 years, 10 months ago

Maybe a bit overwhelmed by her fame. Our first clue should have been the denial of treatment. R.I.P. Amy.

Ronda Miller 3 years, 10 months ago

Hi Dave.

I agree about fame. It sure seems to ruin more lives than about anything I can think of. Easy access to whatever a person desires (toys, drugs, sex), doesn't seem to strengthen human character, does it? :)

Whenever I hear about a very young person attaining instant fame, I become concerned. A pact with evil or Satan? I'm not sure, but it corrupts.

The Beatles actually did quite well with fame in contrast to so many others in that biz.

And the sad reality here is that young and old people are dying every day from their addictions - whether they're famous, the guy up the street, the kid down the block, or the homeless person. It's a horrid statement of our culture that hasn't improved over time.

David Lignell 3 years, 10 months ago

Hi Ronda!

Yes, I agree...the Beatles did a great job with fame. My son, Adam, made the mistake of leaving the double white CD on my dresser. So, being the good Baby Boomer parent that I am, I denied ever seeing it and have been enjoying it on the commute to work ever since.

Ronda Miller 3 years, 10 months ago

Slick!!! That's one terrific grouping of songs. It's nice to go down memory lane once in awhile and boy do those bring back some amazing ones. Gotta love 'the boys. I'm glad they didn't try the 'heavy' stuff. Ok, I guess acid is considered heavy but not addictive. I'm sure it's as dangerous, or could be for some minds. It's best to let music take you places, eh? Like to work and back! :)

Ronda Miller 3 years, 10 months ago

Access doesn't equate cure. It's a disease, O. Do you blame someone who dies from a genetic cancer or a genetic heart defect. I say who are we to judge another person's life.

You don't have to like everyone, nor do we need to have the same taste in music, but simple respect for another human (or animal) is an appropriate expectation.

What did Amy do to you?

Ronda Miller 3 years, 10 months ago

You just answered your own question. She obviously couldn't be cured or she'd still be alive.

Ronda Miller 3 years, 10 months ago

Are you guys ganging up on me? :)

I'm with you about not glorifing addictions of any type, and we sure see a variety of them around us. Do you think less of a food addict or a sex addict? We need to have much more understanding of the process behind addictions - whichever one we're discussing. Does the addict need to be proactive in their treatment and cure? Absolutely, but as with other illnesses it's a matter of degrees and support systems and strength of character. There are so many factors that go into each person's addiction. Agree? (on anything!)

jimmyjms 3 years, 10 months ago

How does one give tribute to the unknown? Amy Winehouse accomplished more than you have by the time she was 22, and you sound appropriately bitter.

riverdrifter 3 years, 10 months ago

I know squat about Amy Winehouse' music. I guess her work just got by me. She must've been good, I suppose -and death at 27 from booze & drugs speaks for itself. Purely a waste of talent, not to mention of a life. . I like musicians like Stephen Stills, Joanie Mitchell and Robbie Robertson, among others, who withstand the test of time. Now there's one for ya -Robertson. He's released a new CD last spring that totally kicks ass: How To Become Clairvoyant. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robbie_Robertson

riverdrifter 3 years, 10 months ago

-And I meant to add that from what I'm hearing, Winehouse could've had a Wiki profile like that 40 years from now. We'll never know.

Ronda Miller 3 years, 10 months ago

Great to give him credit, as he is certainly an amazing song writer and musician. How do we compare one life purpose against another's though? Perhaps we all serve a purpose for others, or for our own growth, in whatever time we have this time around on earth. It's certainly all bigger than I can appreciate. Me? I'm still trying not to judge - and it's hard! :)

camper 3 years, 10 months ago

I used to not understand how some of my sports heroes, and basically many good ballplayers could mess up by failing drug tests. How could they? They had the best job in the world.

Suppose getting older taught me that we can become prey to many things and things are not quite so simple. I think Jesus had it right when he said "let he who is without sin cast the first stone".

erck 3 years, 10 months ago

"Tears Dry On Their Own"

Her genuine vulnerability was a sharp counterpoint to the swagger of the overall sound, and sometimes the lyrics; her breakthrough album was a reflection of a relationship that fell apart and her own attempts to deal with it. If testaments to her talent from people such as Quincy Jones and Tony Bennett don't hush the haters (it's so facile to sit at home and send nasty messages.... how many Grammy awards have you won?) perhaps you might pause your dismissiveness to reflect on the pain that probably drove the recordings you think are proper, from doo-wop to hip-hop

Ronda Miller 3 years, 10 months ago

Well stated. I remind myself the haters play as big of a role in this life learning process as everyone else. We learn what love is by learning what it is not.

TopJayhawk 3 years, 10 months ago

Another maladjusted rich chick... Sorry for her. Sorry for her anger. Sorry for her inability to deal with reality. Just a sad situation to a sorry messed up person.

Now for a moment of pity.... Now back to work.

LoveThsLife 3 years, 10 months ago

I thought Russell Brand's comments on her addiction were pretty spot on.

It's sad to see someone make poor choices and reject the help that was available to them.

I hope those that cared about her are able to find some solace, watching an addict destroy themselves is difficult.

Ronda Miller 3 years, 10 months ago

I'd suggest those who are harmed by her, or another addict's, actions seek help where they feel most comfortable. Places such as Alanon, churches, clergy or therapy can be helpful. Sometimes those on the perimeter can be pulled in and feel a great deal of loss, pain and responsibility.

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