For all the people who prematurely believed that Winehouse died from alcohol withdrawal, apparently the coroner's inquest proved otherwise. It's pretty sad that a woman with the entire world in her grasp, couldn't stop drinking.
And remember, don't always believe what you hope to be true, believe what is proven to be true.
This was a "belief" that had no real consequences and was easily debunked by the autopsy.
It seemed to me that most of us understood that her death had something to do with her multiple addictions, whether it was specifically via overdose or withdrawal.
I think the point's more to do with just how difficult addictions are to conquer. Money and fame don't remove the human element.
I've seen Amy Winehous both lamented and lambasted in equal measures in the UK. I will never understand why wealth makes anyone more or less of a person.
Whatever, she was ill, she lost her life and talent etc aside, that's tragic.
That is shocking that she had that much alcohol in her system, but then again, I think we knew her death was somehow related to her addictions. How sad and tragic, at such a young age and a promising career!
It is very unfortunate that a young life was taken, this happens every day to normal people, but because American knew her as singer/song writer she somehow is held to a higher standard. I have never drank alcohol, so I am not sure of the effects personally; however, she must have had a serious drinking problem (alcoholic), amongst other things according to reports to continue this deadly habit. Amy Winehouse was not her career, she was an individual,a daughter, and a sister. Apparently her family or career was not enough to convince her to seek help. Contrary to popular belief, we do have control over our bodies; it is just a matter of being self-controlled and determined to make the adjustments. Her father advised her to go to rehabilitation and she refused, consequences of bad choices cost her life...beyond grievous.
Interesting timing to log in and read this post, Cooldad.
I was just thinking earlier of writing a hub on musical talents who were addicted and died vs. musical talents who were addicted and got clean/sober.
Triggered by hearing Hendrix/SRV on radio, then Aerosmith then Nirvana then Doors.
The examples are seemingly endless.
As to Amy and her untimely death, does it matter if she was feeding her enormous demon or trying not to? Makes no difference.
Five times the legal limit ain't nothing if you are an alcoholic. I've known people arrested for DUI with a .43 and above. And not just one, either.
AMY WINEHOUSE WAS 58 YEARS OLD WHEN SHE DIED!!!!
No wonder Rehab didn't work.
by Susan Reid 7 years ago
Toxicology reports will either confirm her family's theory-- or not. In the meantime, there IS a lesson to be learned here. Just as you can die from alcohol poisoning, you can, if your body is used to a steady level of alcohol, die from acute alcohol withdrawal.If you think you're at risk for...
by cooldad 7 years ago
Why do so many people care that Amy Winehouse died?She was not a genius. She was a musician who had 2 albums and 11 singles. She was a drug addict, just like millions of other drug addicts in this world. Why do you care that she died? Did you know her, were you her friend?
by Paradise7 7 years ago
We'll miss that great voice:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yioQED8D … ature=fvsr
by uncorrectedvision 7 years ago
Everyone knows Amy Winehouse died!!! Who is Justin Allen 23, Brett Linley 29, Matthew Weikert 29, Justus Bartett 27, Dave Santos 21, Jesse Reed 26, Matthew Johnson 21, Zachary Fisher 24, Brandon King 23, Christopher Goeke 23, and Sheldon Tate, 27? They are Marines that gave their lives this week...
by Mr. Phantasm 10 years ago
I love this woman! Her music reminds me of great late 60's to early 70's R&B. It's whisky drenched, floor rattling post-modern Motown. I'd listen to this lady any day over the other vanilla, over-produced "talents" out there, like Britney Spears, K.T. Tunstall,...
by IzzyM 7 years ago
BBC report just in - http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-14262237
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