Saturday, July 23, 2011
RIP: Amy Winehouse (Breaking)
Though this news is still breaking and details have yet to surface, it appears that troubled singer Amy Winehouse was found dead today in her London home at age 27. The cause has not been reported, but Winehouse's problems with drugs and alcohol have been tabloid fodder since 2006, when her album Back to Black skyrocketed up the charts. In 2008, her mother Janis was quoted as saying:
"I've known for a long time that my daughter has problems. But seeing it on screen rammed it home. I realise my daughter could be dead within the year. We're watching her kill herself, slowly.
'I've already come to terms with her dead. I've steeled myself to ask her what ground she wants to be buried in, which cemetery. Because the drugs will get her if she stays on this road.
'I look at Heath Ledger and Britney. She's on their path. It's like watching a car crash - this person throwing all these gifts away." [source: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-2018020/Amy-Winehouse-dead--Found-dead-London-flat.html]
More to come. Winehouse was a great talent. It's a real shame it got to this point.