R.I.P. Amy Winehouse

Wild Orchid Wild Orchid
She was found dead in her apartment in London. The police haven't released the cause of her death. My suspicion is that it was drug-related.

I sort of expected she was going to end this way but I didn't think it would be so soon. She was so talented and so unhappy. Poor girl.
07/23/2011
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Originally posted by Wild Orchid
She was found dead in her apartment in London. The police haven't released the cause of her death. My suspicion is that it was drug-related.

I sort of expected she was going to end this way but I didn't think it would be so soon. She ... More
Forgive me if this sounds cold, but I'm amazed she lived to 27 because she had an insanely bad drug habit. What breaks my heart is that EVERYONE knew she had a serious problem and no one could help her.

May she find peace in the next world.
07/23/2011
ThoughtsAblaze ThoughtsAblaze
Just 27 years old... it's sad to see a life end so soon, regardless of how that person lived and died.
07/23/2011
sarki sarki
I haven't heard about this on the news yet
07/23/2011
Elnoa Elnoa
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Originally posted by sarki
I haven't heard about this on the news yet
You're lucky. ;3
07/24/2011
Ansley Ansley
It's really sad and I'm sure her fans and family and friends will miss her very much. Some people are blaming those same people for not helping her, but addiction doesn't work that way. She was haunted and there's no way to understand that without being her.
07/24/2011
married with children married with children
yes, i heard about this yesterday. Too bad. her first album was great. This comes down to being a side affect of the live "whatever feels good" lifestyle.
07/24/2011
P'Gell P'Gell
I don't believe in blaming the people around an addict or drug or alcohol user when that person gets really sick or dies. Yes, addiction is a disease, but it is one that one at one point did go into willingly. People are responsible for what drugs, alcohol etc they put into their own bodies. Their friends, family etc are simply not responsible for "stopping them or doing something." Ever try to stop an addict from getting high? It's like trying to nail Jello to a wall. And the Jello has teeth and fingernails, and maybe a weapon. Or force one into rehab? It almost never works and then the person blames you for harshing their buzz, never speaks to you again... and then dies anyway eventually. OR simply quits on their own (seen that one more times than I can count, yet the money making "Addiction Centers" never talk about self cured addicts, yet I know at least 20 of them.)

My step sister died from a drug overdose. Not a damn thing anyone could have done to stop her. She chose the lifestyle and then it got out of control.

We ALL have angsty depressive times. Few of us die from it. Self destruction is a path people usually willingly go down. Then it gets out of control and sometimes others expect those close to the addict to have "done something."

Yeah, it's sad. So was.... Jimmy Hendrix, Jim Morrison, Brian Jones, Janis Joplin, Kurt Cobain, and thousands and thousands of not famous people... like my sister.

It's sad. But, it's no one's fault for not "doing something." Self destructive people.... self destruct. It should be no surprise to anyone.

Sad as it is, this shit happens to self destructive people. Assholes like Dr Drew and "Dr" Phil give us the unrealistic hope that "you can do something" when in actuality, only the addict him or herself can decide when to get clean. If you push them, they get high again the day they get out of rehab. I don't think there's a damn thing anyone OTHER THAN the addict him or herself can do to stop the problem.

People get clean when and only when THEY want to. If they don't want to, they are responsible for each and every pill, powder, potion and liquid they put into their body by any orifice. The dealer, friend with dope, doctor etc who supplies the drug isn't responsible (because most of us would have simply not taken that drug if in that situation) the family isn't responsible, the friends aren't responsible. Only the addict is responsible for what he or she puts into her body and what results from that action. It's sad disease, which in many people simply doesn't have a cure. When it does have a cure, it comes FROM the addict him or herself.

This is MY mileage. Yours may be different.
07/24/2011
Penguin Penguin
Like you, I'm not surprised she died, but I'm not at all surprised she died this soon. She'd been in and out of rehab for a while now, made a shitty performance where she was booed off stage for being so out of it, and was supposedly seen buying FOUR different drugs (seriously, who needs four to make a good night?) the day before she died. I'm surprised she didn't die sooner.

P'Gell, sorry for your loses. I agree with you. People are blaming her mother who saw her the day before. WTF was she supposed to do? You can't force someone to quit short of taking them hostage.
07/24/2011
Ansley Ansley
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Originally posted by Penguin
Like you, I'm not surprised she died, but I'm not at all surprised she died this soon. She'd been in and out of rehab for a while now, made a shitty performance where she was booed off stage for being so out of it, and was supposedly seen ... More
Typically, people who use uppers also need downers so they can actually get some sleep.

I'm really leaning towards organ-failure due to drug use. She was awfully skinny to be so tall and into drugs the way she was. Her heart probably just stopped working.
07/24/2011
Ms. Spice Ms. Spice
she was a brilliant artist with a voice that could be rivaled by almost none. her death is a loss to not only the music industry but to the whole art world. instead of ridiculing her for her drug use, her art should be celebrated. RIP amy
07/25/2011
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