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?
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.