I have no insights to offer on the death of Amy Winehouse. No glimpses into the addicted psyche. No pithy “what we can learn from this” remarks.
Just sadness at yet another young talent snuffed out too soon. Why is it so hard for so many to live in the spotlight without leaning on drugs or alcohol? And what keeps those who do find balance from falling prey to the same temptations?
Amy Winehouse will be added to the legacy of Jimi Hendrix, Kurt Cobain, Jim Morrison, Janis Jophin and so many others whose recorded music is tinged with bittersweetness still.
RIP and God Bless.