Amy Winehouse Found Dead at 27!
The international singing sensation passed away at home in London. Celebrities like Kim Kardashian, Usher, Nicki Minaj, Rihanna and more tweet their condolences.
July 23rd, 2011 will be forever remembered as a tragic Saturday. Bettys, we are sad to report that our favorite soul singer with the beehive hair and chic wardrobe, Amy Winehouse, 27, has been found dead in her London apartment.
An exclusive report from The Daily Mail stated that Amy was discovered unresponsive at 3:54 p.m. by emergency services. She was pronounced dead that the scene. The Metropolitan Police are treating the Back to Black singer’s death as unexplained until more evidence is uncovered.
This is such a tragic end to a promising life filled with talent and success.
As an international superstar, Amy Winehouse captured the world’s attention with her album, Back to Black. Led by the tragic ode to her life, Rehab, the album went on to be nominated for six Grammys and launched Amy onto the national music stage.
We watched as the troubled superstar battled with addiction and became secluded behind the iron gates of her London abode. She recently cancelled her European tour after a disastrous performance in Belgrade in June, but was still putting together her follow-up album to Back to Black.
Sadly, we will never get the fabulous new music we were all waiting for. Now, all we have are memories of what Amy Winehouse was and dreams of what she could have been.
Since the news broke that the five-time Grammy winner has gone on to music heaven, Twitter has been exploding with reactions from the very compassionate to the mocking. Some are celebrating Amy Winehouse’s music and life while others are taunting her memory, but here are some of the tweets that have our attention.
Monica: “I appreciate artist with true talent that aren’t afraid to be an individual, Amy Winehouse was that. U nor your music will be forgotten.”
SimpleLoveTweet: “RIP #AmyWinehouse. In spite of her drugs, alcohol, & weight loss controversy, she deserves to be respected as a good singer.”
Kim Kardashian: “I just heard the news that Amy Winehouse passed away. What a true talent. I pray she’s in a better place & at peace.”
LabelHimBad: “So Amy Winehouse is Officially Dead: They Tried To Make Her Go To Rehab … Why TF You Had To Say No Amy ?! :/”
Usher: “I’m so sad to hear the horrible news of Amy Winehouse’s death. I’m so happy I knew you Amy…Rest Well. Gone Too Soon…we’ll miss you!”
ChoMatic: “There is help for addiction. Those who struggle, don’t ever give up. May your soul be at peace now, Amy Winehouse. #amywinehouse”
Nicki Minaj: “Please tell me Amy Winehouse didn’t die. Is this some sick joke?”
DekoryRashad: “I never understood why musicians can be so heavy on drugs. Sucks to see so much talent go to waste. R.I.P. Amy Winehouse.”
Rihanna: “Dear God have mercy!!! I am SICK about this right now! #DearAmy”
StevenFRESCO: “They told #AmyWinehouse to go to rehab and she said “Over my dead body!”
Kelly Osbourne: “i cant even breath right my now im crying so hard i just lost 1 of my best friends. i love you forever Amy & will never forget the real you!”
Evette Brown is a regular contributor to Betty Confidential.