The world reacted in many ways today upon hearing the death of UK singer Amy Winehouse. But for those who followed her career, the news is not so shocking.
Amy Winehouse was found dead today at 3:54 (UK Time) in her home in London. It was believed Winehouse death was a result of a drug overdose. According to sources, Amy was ‘beyond help’ when paramedics arrived.
Upon arrival, officers found the body of a 27-year-old female who was pronounced dead at the scene. At the time, Amy’s name had not been released or the cause of death. Early investigation classified the incident as ‘unexplained’ but many attributed her passing to her ongoing drug use.
For as long as we known Amy, her drug use lasted the duration of her career. They say art imitates life, so when her hit single Rehab gained success, we knew it was a song drawn from experience. Amy’s failed attempt at kicking her drug habit caused her to have a tumultuous career.
There were reports of cancelled shows, bouts with drug addiction, and giving a poor stage performances. In May Amy checked herself back into rehab after her father Mitch Winehouse insisted she seek treatment. Her dad sat her down and said ‘I think you’re drinking too much again.’
Earlier this month, it appeared that her treatment worked. A more ‘healthier’ and ‘meatier’ Amy was spotted in London. Amy was working on her third album that was pushed back due to her treatment. Just when it seemed her life was back on track, she was battling an addiction that ultimately took her life.
Would things been different if there were some positive influences in her circle?
The sad part about all of this is, we perceive the lives of rock-stars and entertainers as lavish ones. Little do we know they’re all battling their own demons in some way. What’s problematic is there are too many ‘YES MEN/WOMEN’ in their circles.
Besides her father, there wasn’t anyone pushing her to get back on track. The same people who use the words icon, legend, talent, and legacy were the same ones using, crackhead, addict, and junkie before her death. The entertainment industry is a cruel world, and Amy Winehouse was a victim of it.
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