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Amy Winehouse Dead at 27. Another musical talent lost.1983-2011

Updated on January 21, 2012

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Amy Winehouse passes away at 27 years of age

Amy Winehouse was found dead at her Camden home in North London today, Saturday 23 July 2011,reports Born in 1983, she was only 27 years old at the time of her death.The course of death was not yet known at the time of going to press.

The music industry and the world lose another music talent.

Around the same time last year, the world lost one of the most iconic, legendary musicians and performers of all time-Michael Jackson at the age of 50. This year, Gill Scot-Heron of "The revolution will not be televised" fame passed away. Amy, a talented songwriter with an amazing voice, is no longer with us. The world moans the death of such a young gifted and troubled soul. Her 2007 album “Back to Black” won her 5 Grammy awards. The album from my perspective truly deserved the accolade of “New sound” and her voice was nothing less than emotionally charged and beautiful.

Troubled Life

Amy lived a troubled life plagued with drug abuse and relationship problems. This deeply affected her performances and her career in the latter part of her life. The young star had been in the press for drunken brawls, her stays in rehabilitation and hospital. It is a sad thing to note that she did not live long enough to enjoy her successes. Much as the Stars around the world showed their sympathy, the situation begs the question, has the music industry not learned to take care of its own? So many young stars have been lost in a similar pattern-or as Michael sang -”They don’t really care about us”. And from the star angle, it is obvious there is only so much one can do to help someone, but not until her death do we see any form of concern about Amy in the press. Is there no real bond amongst you all? Do you have to wait until a fellow musician dies to say something?”

Celebrities shocked

The celebrity world delivered its shock and condolences on the popular social micro blogging site, Twitter. Amy seems to have had the sympathy of this group behind her but sadly it was not enough to keep her off the trail of self-destruction. Some very moving tributes for her can be found in the links below. On this point it is worthy to mention that lack of mentorship also raised its creepy head in the case of one young celebrity, Selena Gomez. Her comments are not really forth coming at a time of loss and grief; I feel that despite all our wrong doings, we deserve respect in our final departure. Her unguided statement ended with “…see how drugs kill people? RIP”. I think she should have better public relations than that.

So long Amy

An inspiration to the young of the world

Your troubled ship finally gave in

Yet your voice will remain forever and beautifully bold

Through the wave of life, your genius we will always rejoice in

Nothing more to say

Than just that- this is how it all unfolds-So long Amy.

Celebrity condolences

Stars poured in their messages as reported by The Mirror


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    • Alladream74 profile imageAUTHOR

      Victor Mavedzenge 

      7 years ago from Oakland, California

      @ahorseback. I think she had a great voice too. I particularly like the manner in which she delivered her opinion in the song "rehab".Thanks for passing by.

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      7 years ago

      Alladream , I have to say I loved her voice , her style , her delivery , yes! a genious ! But unfortunately a downhill run!........:-}

    • Alladream74 profile imageAUTHOR

      Victor Mavedzenge 

      7 years ago from Oakland, California

      @ PaulGoodman. Thanks for passing by. Yes I agree she had an amazing voice and wrote her music well.

      @Lady_EI share the same emotion.Wish there was more support for her. Thanks for sharing the love.

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      7 years ago from London, UK

      I missed this Hub. It was sad. I really like her. She had a sort of "soulful" voice.

      I wish there were people around her that sincerely cared about her mental and well being not just how many records she sold.

      Anyway... her music will live on.

      Lovely Hub.

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      Paul Goodman 

      7 years ago from Florida USA

      Terribly sad. I was hoping that she'd get it together, but alas, it never happened. She was a legend up there with Billie Holiday, methinks, in terms of her evocative voice - so sad that she didn't live long enough to give us more music.

    • Alladream74 profile imageAUTHOR

      Victor Mavedzenge 

      7 years ago from Oakland, California

      @Mr.Happy-I hope she does too.We all like a little kindness now and then,especially if we did something good/creative along the lines.

      @Epigramman-Thanks for the compliments,I appreciate them. You work so late?

      @Minnetonka Twin-It is hard to lose someone especially this way,I hope her family is doing ok.

      @Carlinef- It is such a pity Artists,especially in music tend to die rather young.Look at Jimmi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, Curt Corbain to name a few. I guess that is how the cookie crumbles.

      To all, thank you for your comments,it really adds perspective to the subject.

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      7 years ago

      I agree with you. She was too young and had more to give as an artist and a person.

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      Linda Rogers 

      7 years ago from Minnesota

      I was so sad to hear of her passing although I knew she was struggling with her addictions. I thought her music was great too and too bad she's gone before she can give the world more of her talent. I can't imagine what her family is going through.

    • epigramman profile image


      7 years ago

      ...always love your hubs my friend - no matter what the context may be ..... because you have heart, passion, enthusiasm and you always leave your very own signature on every hub you put together!

      lake erie time ontario, Canada - just arrived home after work 4:01am

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      Mr. Happy 

      7 years ago from Toronto, Canada

      Thanks for writing this Amigo. I appreciate it. I think Amy does too. Cheers!

    • Alladream74 profile imageAUTHOR

      Victor Mavedzenge 

      7 years ago from Oakland, California

      @cooldad. No worrie.Thanks to you,I had to go back and edit it,she was a good musician but genius was a bit too much of an exaggeration. I appreciate your honesty man!

      @Bud. Well there is a price for everything I guess, and as cooldad mentioned in an earlier comment, it is such a waist to have opportunity and muck it up also at such a tender age. Thanks for passing by.

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      Bud Gallant 

      7 years ago from Hamilton, Ontario, Canada

      Very good hub! This is the first I've heard of this. It is unfortunate that so many musicians seem to struggle with addictions. Definitely sad to see a young, talented woman come to such an end.

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      7 years ago from Florida

      Alladream- thanks for listening to my opinion, i do appreciate it. I always appreciate someone with an open mind. I respect your opinion as well.

    • Alladream74 profile imageAUTHOR

      Victor Mavedzenge 

      7 years ago from Oakland, California

      @cooldad. I hear you, everyone is entitled to their own opinion.In my view she was a musical genius ,nonetheless,I respect your opinion on wasted opportunities.Thanks for sharing your view

      @FloraBreenRobinson.Thanks for the support and yes,young death is so painful,she had her whole life ahead of her.Thanks for passing by.

      @carlinef. Yes it is very sad indeed. So young and talented,wonder what went so wrong with her social support network.

      @gr82bme. My point exactly (comment to carlinef).Its a broken social system that needs to be addressed.If stars do drugs,what about their fans? I think there needs to be a new angle taken on the idea of rehab.Thanks for passing by.

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      7 years ago from USA

      So sad. Drugs are a real problem. I think people that over use drugs have an underlying problem and need help, but they are not getting it. Many doctors just medicate and do not take care of the real problems. UGGGGH

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      7 years ago

      This is very sad.

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      7 years ago

      I am not a personal fan of Amy Winehouse. But young death is sad. Her family and friends are likely hurting. I am lucky that I have never been addicted to anything. And cooldad, art is an individual expression and feeling. You didn't care for her. Other people did. I don't want anyone to die young. I agree that genius as a term is often overused, but what you see as just another dead junkie is obviously a singer who interests Alladream greatly. To each his own.

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      7 years ago from Florida

      Musical genius??? Wow, not sure I can agree with that comment. I think the word genius is thrown around too liberally these days. She's just another dead junkie. It's sad, but it's reality.

      Social Darwinism wins again.

      I don't have much sympathy for a person who has the world at her feet and still screws it up. I'm just going out on a limb and guessing that she overdosed.

      Addiction is such a horrible thing. So horrible that even people with unlimited resources can't figure it out.

      I was kind of hoping that Lady Gaga or Lil Wayne would go first. Oh well.


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