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Saturday, July 23, 2011

Amy Winehouse Found Dead

Shocking, but not all that surprising, Amy Winehouse was found dead today in her London home today. She was 27 years old.

This has been a sad, sad story for quite a few years-- watching someone this talented being constantly taken down by her demons. She has struggled with drug and alcohol addiction for a long time-- as recently as her last and what was to be her final appearance during a show when she was too fucked up to remember her lyrics. I'm still pissed at the people that thought it was okay for her to go on stage like that.

Singers come and go-- this little girl had TALENT. She had "it", truly and sincerely-- more so than Britney Spears or Katy Perry or Lady Gaga, or whoever the hell else is out there.

She is known best for her "Rehab" song...but THIS song is perhaps my favorite-- a true showcase of her skills as a vocalist. This is "Me and Mr. Jones".

This is heartbreaking and a shame. The music world has lost a true giant, far too soon; she is my generation's Billie Holiday-- and that is not a bold statement, it's a fact.

 She will TRULY be missed.

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