By now you have all heard to news about Amy Winehouse’s death. It’s a tragic event, no matter your personal feelings about Amy. She had an old soul and you could hear that in her music. Amy was just 1 of the millions of people who battled addiction, but what makes this so sad is that she had so much talent and the potential to be great. Hell she was already great! With songs like “Back to Black” and “Rehab” she sang about her struggles. She sang about things that touched a lot of people, because they at some point went through the same things or knew someone who did. Addiction is a serious matter and it isn’t something to mock. Amy was a talented, beautiful women and she should be respected. Everyone has their own baggage, and it’s sad that in the end her’s was too heavy to carry. It’s sad that her death will be added to the list of amazing artists that were taken too soon and who also battled addiction. She is among the greats and in good company with Billie Holiday, Hendrix, Joplin and many others. It has come to light that she died by overdose. Which is not a surprise to many people out there. Though she didn’t die from an overdose of cocaine. It was a combination of prescription drugs. The abuse of prescription drugs has taken the lives of not only Amy, but Heath Ledger, Judy Garland and Marilyn Monroe. One thing people have to know is that addiction is a serious disease. It’s not a choice it is a disease. People who have addiction’s don’t deserve to die as many people have been saying via the web. It is powerful and life consuming. And you can’t blame the people around her either. Sure a lot of them were enablers, but one thing I have learned is that you will never scare an addict straight. You will never convince them that this is the night they will die. No one is to blame here. It’s a sad day in the music industry. Rest in Peace Amy. I will remember you for your roaring talent and your devil-may-care attitude. You were and still are a musical inspiration to many.
“Drugs took her gift, her soul, her light long before they took her life. Rest in peace.”