I seriously don’t even where to start … I’m totally devastated over hearing about the passing of my beloved Amy Winehouse. I first discovered the British soul singer back in 2006 by way of her incredible Grammy-winning album Back To Black, and since then there’s been over seventy posts about Ms. Winehouse here on PopBytes. Many of those posts chronicled her descent into drug and alcohol addiction that in the end killed her at the age of 27. I tried to remain hopeful during the past few years that she would finally get her act together and move on from the demons that plagued her but sadly Amy simply could not escape what tortured her soul. I feel blessed to have seen Amy’s one and only Los Angeles show at the legendary Roxy on Sunset Blvd. back in March of 2007, although she was a bit of a mess, she did manage to put on an incredible show that I’ll never forget. I’m not surprised over the news that she was found dead in her London apartment today, but it still doesn’t make the terrible news any less painful. Thankfully her music will live on, but it’s such a tragedy that her life was cut so short, and by her own doing. My thoughts and prayers go out to her friends and family, may Amy Winehouse finally be at peace, I will miss you girl.
The Recording Academy Statement on Amy Winehouse
Five-time GRAMMY® winner Amy Winehouse was a dynamic performer and musician who seamlessly blended rock, jazz, pop, and soul and created a sound all her own. Her rich, soulful and unique voice reflected her honest songwriting and earned her a devoted fan following, critical acclaim, and the genuine respect and admiration of her musical peers. She will forever be remembered for her immense talent, and her music will live on for generations to come. Our deepest sympathies go out to her family, friends, and fans during this difficult time.
The Recording Academy®