Details are still emerging, but singer Amy Winehouse has been found dead at her London home. She was 27.

If you listen to Tammy Radio you know we very much admired her music and talent. Her album “Back to Black” is perhaps one of the best soul/pop recordings of the past 25 years. I lamented, on quite a few occasions, that her early death was inevitable. The combination of drugs and alcohol that ruled her life, unless addressed, would be the end of her.

There has yet to be a determination as to the cause of death, but in some ways I feel addiction itself is a slow suicide. It’s a tough call because I know a lot of creative people and almost without exception they all struggle with life and their role in it. Having personally seen this struggle with friends of mine, most of whom survived it, thank God, it is a reminder that yes, no matter how young or talented, there are limits and life in any context is worth living. Unfortunately, when you’re high or drunk that dynamic truth gets very, very lost.

Send a prayer and vibe up for her, will you?

Amy Winehouse found dead in her London home

Troubled U.K. pop star Amy Winehouse was found dead Saturday in her London home, according to multiple British wire reports. Britain’s Sky News reported that paramedics were called to her home at just after 4 p.m., but the 27 year-old was pronounced dead at the scene.

Winehouse publicists in the U.S. and Great Britain have not yet responded to requests for comment. No reason has yet been cited as a cause of death.

Winehouse had recently canceled her summer European tour dates after a disastrous performance in the Serbian capital of Belgrade in which the singer was heavily booed after arriving late and then staggering through the performance. Such erratic behavior has largely been the norm for Winehouse since her 2006 effort “Back to Black” catapulted her to stardom.

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NYT: Amy Winehouse, British Soul Singer With a Destructive Image, Dies at 27

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  1. ChrisL says:

    A sad and terrible shame. I love her music and revel at her talent. So sad.

  2. Artgal says:

    Truly very, very sad. Amy Winehouse was indeed a very talented young woman with a very distinct style and voice. Hers was a welcome and genuine talent – a rarity in today’s music world. I so hated to hear this news.

  3. wodiej says:

    I was not a musical fan but knew of her and my heart aches for people who struggle with depression. Drugs and alcohol is just a way for people in pain to self medicate and escape their hell. Thoughts are w her family and friends.

  4. Amy Winehouse succumbed to the same demons that were conquered, heroically, by Betty Ford. May they both Rest in Peace.

    • Tammy says:

      Thank you for the reminder about Mrs. Ford and for her gift of proof that addiction can not only be conquered, but you can thrive after the fact.

  5. ShArKy666 says:

    when someone is self destructive & wants to kill themselves, NOTHING can help them unless it’s from inside

  6. DouggieJ says:

    It was spooky how Tammy mentioned her yesterday.

  7. AniMel says:

    Having worked too many drug overdose codes to count, I have an image in my head of what her family must have endured. Those scenes are never pretty. Knowing what I know, it seems crass to say that I hope she finds her peace and her family finds theirs, but it’s the only thing I can hope for.

  8. niner says:

    What a shame one of the better soul singers in these times, she was different, I liked her throwback look to The Ronnettes, and the Shangrilas, the beehive and wings eyeliner, but that voice took you to another place. Sadley she joined the 27 club, along with Brian Jones,Jimi Hendrix,Jim Morrison,Janis Joplin, and Kurt Cobain. I hope they have more of her music in the vaults that hasnt been released.
    A tormented soul, what could have been, your voice will live on.

  9. sourkraut says:

    Having survived some of the things she was going through, my heart is broken. What a tragedy. A true original talent that expressed emotions and life’s torments in a way most artists cannot today. She will be missed.

    I can’t wait for the release of her collaboration with Tony Bennett.

    God Bless her.

  10. Slimfemme says:

    I saw this coming after her disastrous performance in Belgrade. It was only a matter of time she would succumb to drug addiction. She could not get herself together.

  11. KCBob4Tam says:

    It’s always sad to hear of an incident such as this. As someone who marked four years of sobriety last week I can understand the struggles and issues associated with this disease. Unfortunately it’s a disease that you can’t run down to your local CVS and get a pill or an ointment to cure. You, and only you, can cure it and unless you are ready to face it and work towards beating it it ain’t gonna’ happen. Whenever I see a situation such as this I thank God for everyday I stay on top of this beast. Rest in peace, Amy.

  12. 1ntbtn says:

    My heart, thoughts, and prayers go out to Amy’s family.

  13. elleb says:

    Such a beautiful, talented person. What a waste. Her music will be her legacy.

  14. Ginger says:

    This is just too sad for words, but her music will continue. She was extremely talented. Rest in peace….

  15. Tinker says:

    Even though we all knew this day was probably coming it still hit like ton of bricks to see her face on tv with the years underneath. But I’m not just sad. I’m really angry right now. I hope eveyone that had a part in putting her out on stage in Begrade pays some kind of price. I know it’s often impossible to help someone that doesn’t seek help, but who in their right mind would participate if you really care about that person.

    Brittany Spears is still with us and doing relatively well because her father saw what was happening and had the guts to take legal action. Her condition was there for the world to see. Amy’s condition has been on display for years, but no one took action and the parasites will continue to live off her even in death.

    I’m sorry if I seem so angry, but like Tammy, I’ve seen these kinds of struggles up close. It’s just really upsetting.

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