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.
Update: I mentioned musicians who also died very young. There is apparently name for this unfortunate group, the The Forever 27 Club. See here for more. Surely coincidence, but sad all the same
Such a tragedy. I need to stay away from the news today. This + the attacks in Oslo are killing me.