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Amy Winehouse found dead

Discussion in 'Off The Beaten Track' started by Jackie Sparrow, Jul 23, 2011.

  1. Jackie Sparrow

    Jackie Sparrow Well-Known Member

  2. TygerLily

    TygerLily Well-Known Member

    Oh my goodness. :(
  3. MR-FAN

    MR-FAN Kostner Softie

    DA FAK????

    Oh no...
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  4. Lara

    Lara It's JJ style!

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

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

    MikiAndoFan#1 Well-Known Member

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

    Badams Well-Known Member

    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

    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

  8. reese

    reese Well-Known Member

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

    IceAlisa discriminating and persnickety ballet aficionado

    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

    Citlali Well-Known Member

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

    cruisin Banned Member

    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

    Jenna Well-Known Member

    Not surprising, unfortunately. :(

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  13. IceAlisa

    IceAlisa discriminating and persnickety ballet aficionado

    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

    Hannahclear Well-Known Member

    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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  15. BigB08822

    BigB08822 Well-Known Member

    So awful. I, like many others, am not surprised but it is sad none the less.
  16. *Jen*

    *Jen* Well-Known Member

    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 :(
  17. Rex

    Rex Well-Known Member

    What a waste. How tragic.
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  18. allezfred

    allezfred Master/Mistress of Sneer Staff Member

  19. skipaway

    skipaway Well-Known Member

    Very sad. A waste of talent for sure. RIP
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  20. danceronice

    danceronice Corgi Wrangler

    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

    IceAlisa discriminating and persnickety ballet aficionado

    I don't know about the type of stories it covers. If I did, I wouldn't ask, would I? ;)
  22. skatefan

    skatefan home in England

    What a sad ending - such a shame that she couldn't be saved from her addictions :(
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  23. genevieve

    genevieve drinky typo pbp, closet hugger Staff Member


    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.
  24. cruisin

    cruisin Banned Member

    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.
  25. allezfred

    allezfred Master/Mistress of Sneer Staff Member

    Well, you somehow managed to find a link the paper itself. ;)
  26. Loves_Shizuka

    Loves_Shizuka The Stolbova/Klimov and James/Cipres Uber

    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

    floskate Vacant

    Complete waste of a life and such incredible talent. But the saddest thing is that this was so utterly predictable. :(
  28. escaflowne9282

    escaflowne9282 Reformed Manspreader

    Oh no!! :(
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  29. shah

    shah Shhh... shhh...

    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

    WindSpirit OmnipresentAdmeanistrator

    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.