Amy Winehouse found dead

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  1. Jackie Sparrow

    Jackie Sparrow Well-Known Member

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    Oh my goodness. :(
     
  3. MR-FAN

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    DA FAK????

    Oh no...
     
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  4. Lara

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    Not the greatest shock considering, but :eek: and :(

    So sad it came to this.
     
  5. MikiAndoFan#1

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    Oh my God. :( So sad.
     
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  6. Badams

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    Although it really isn't shocking, it's still so sad.:(
     
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  7. genevieve

    genevieve drinky typo pbp, closet hugger Staff Member

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    despite being such a mess, she was incredibly talented. RIP :(

    and if rock and roll has taught us anything, it's that 27 is a dangerous age for stars with substance abuse issues

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/27_Club
     
  8. reese

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    All the good ones go at 27-- Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, Jim Morrison, Kurt Cobain.... Crazy.
     
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  9. IceAlisa

    IceAlisa Port de bras!!!

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    Was just listening to You Know I Am No Good yesterday, thinking what a great talent she is (was). Not entirely unexpected but sad.
     
  10. Citlali

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    So sad, so young and talented :(
     
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  11. cruisin

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    What a shame. She was incredibly talented. How many young and gifted people do we have to lose to drugs and alcohol? It is such a shame that those, with similar problems, will not see this as their possible future, unless they get help. Her poor parents, apparently her father doesn't know, he's en route to the US for a music festival.
     
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  12. Jenna

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    Not surprising, unfortunately. :(

    RIP.
     
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  13. IceAlisa

    IceAlisa Port de bras!!!

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    Her mother supposedly said in 2008:

    Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbi...ad--Found-dead-London-flat.html#ixzz1SwsH3zS6 Is Daily Mail a tabloid?
     
  14. Hannahclear

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    Ah geez, well sometimes addiction is too strong for people to overcome and much of time, that can be a fatal condition. RIP Amy.
     
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    So awful. I, like many others, am not surprised but it is sad none the less.
     
  16. *Jen*

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    It's not surprising - I think I always knew it would happen sooner or later. It's such a shame, she had such a talent and there was a new album in the works.

    The thing about addiction is that it never really ends, and unfortunately it beat her :(
     
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    What a waste. How tragic.
     
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    Very sad. A waste of talent for sure. RIP
     
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    Considering Heath Ledger didn't die from abusing drugs and alcohol but an accidental medical reaction, mentioning him (and if she means Murphy, not Spears, that was also not a case of an addict OD'ing, her as well) seems a little tacky if the mother did say that. They weren't out deliberately trying to destroy themselves.

    Suffice to say, I doubt any of the wire services actually had to write an obit and just had one on standby. No surprise to anyone. What a complete waste of talent.
     
  21. IceAlisa

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    I don't know about the type of stories it covers. If I did, I wouldn't ask, would I? ;)
     
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    What a sad ending - such a shame that she couldn't be saved from her addictions :(
     
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    The mom's quote is from 2008, while Britney was at the height (nadir?) of her downward spiral, so I think it was a fair assumption at that point that Spears might not make it. Brittany Murphy was still alive.
     
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    I think Winehouse was an accident as well. Addicts are destroying themselves, but that is not the deliberate goal. They simply cannot stop and usually don't believe that they will actually die. I can't speak to Brittany Murphy, I don't know if she had a problem with drugs or alcohol. However, Heath Ledger, most likely, did. He was not just using prescribed meds, he was using other, very dangerous recreational drugs, as well.
     
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    Well, you somehow managed to find a link the paper itself. ;)
     
  26. Loves_Shizuka

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    It's initially shocking... and then not. Still, you don't REALLY think it's going to happen.

    I met her a few times in 2008; I used to live in Camden (where she lived) literally two streets down from her. We used to drink in the same pub, so I'd seen her many times; it was right around the time of "Back to Black". The time which sticks out to me most was one weekday afternoon; she was literally stumbling around the place in a pair of TINY denim hot pants, mumbling to herself. She came up to me and told me I had wicked hair (at the time I had a blond mohican) and then just walked behind the bar and helped herself to a drink. She was barefoot and looked like she hadn't washed in about a week. Of course, at the time it was AMAZING. I remember telling all my mates that "Amy Winehouse thinks I have amazing hair" :lol: Now I look back, it was a sad, sad sight... (her, not my hair.)

    RIP Amy - what a wasted talent.
     
  27. floskate

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    Complete waste of a life and such incredible talent. But the saddest thing is that this was so utterly predictable. :(
     
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    she was supposed to have a concert in Poland next Saturday, before the whole tour was cancelled...and I was going to see her live...
    I expected such news, but deep inside I had a little hope that she would overcome her addiction(s)...
    :(:(:(
     
  30. WindSpirit

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    She probably Googled the story and it was one of the first links. At least that's how I found Daily Mail a few years ago.

    I have no problem admitting I read it regularly. It's my "Don't have to think/read simple stories with lots of pictures" when I'm eating my breakfast. Not interesting in gossip so much, but they do have quite a few interesting news stories usually. Of course they try to pretend they're not a tabloid quite a bit, which makes me chuckle.

    Anyway, I saw the news about Amy Winehouse on FSU. I have no patience for hardcore addicts but nevertheless it's a very sad story. R.I.P.