R.I.P Amy Winehouse

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.

Amy Winehouse, who was found dead on Saturday, July 24, 2011, at age 27, is seen performing here in New York in 2007.

“Drugs took her gift, her soul, her light long before they took her life. Rest in peace.”

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4 thoughts on “R.I.P Amy Winehouse

  1. Beautiful tribute, Steph! It’s absolutely terrible the messages I’m seeing from people on Twitter/Facebook/etc saying that it was her own fault and no one should pity her. Addiction is a problem felt by everyone – not only those suffering from it, but also their loved ones and the people who care about them. Beyond that, she had to deal with so much mockery from society and the media, never being given the simple gifts of time, distance and respect. But for those of us who did support her through it all, she left us two amazing albums to remember her by. I never stopped listening and I never stopped respecting her; in the end that’s all any of us can offer.

    Rest in peace, Amy!

    • Exactly. We are lucky to have that much of her! She was an amazing women and no one deserves to be mocked as she was. Listening to her music in her honor. She was a great women and she will be missed by the ones that truly cared about her.

  2. Lovely tribute, Steph! I admit I was never a big fan of her music personally, but I know talent when I see it and she was bursting with it. It’s always sad when someone loses their battle with addiction and this case is no different. Her loss is still fresh right now, but I hope down the road she is remembered for her contributions to the music industry and NOT for the demons she was fighting.

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