Who could have seen this coming?|
Reply #1. Jul 23 11, 11:13 AM
Another member of the 27 club. Sadly not all that unexpected.|
Reply #2. Jul 23 11, 11:19 AM
Somehow that didn't surprise me, but I'm surprised that it didn't happen sooner.|
Reply #3. Jul 23 11, 11:19 AM
It is sad but inevitable. Too bad someone couldn't have intervened and prevented this. She has been on a never ending road to destruction for years.|
Reply #6. Jul 23 11, 11:47 AM
I think a lot of people tried, HB, but if the person refuses either to accept help or accept there is a problem, then very little can be done. A tragic waste of a young life.|
Reply #7. Jul 23 11, 12:19 PM
I thought Ms. Winehouse's singing was terrible, so I'll have to admit that I was NOT a fan. However, it's tragic when young people lose their lives that way, whether or not they are famous.|
Maybe Amy Winehouse figured the only way she'd be remembered was to join the '27 club'.
Reply #8. Jul 23 11, 12:28 PM
Amy got what she wanted from life and finished it as everyone expected she would!|
90 plus people die in a horrific attack, all this happens within a very few hours.
Life is fleeting, and not to be wasted.
What a strange and twisted world we live in.
Reply #9. Jul 23 11, 1:35 PM
She did it to herself, so I'm sorry but I don't much sympathy. She was warned by doctors to stop her chain smoking & to stop smoking crack but she refused to listen. Her lungs were giving out on her, she was in the beginning stages of Emphysema but yet she kept on with her destructive ways. If you've ever watched someone die of Emphysema like I have, then you would know what a horrible illness it is. She threw away her life & it is very sad for someone to die so young. You only get 1 life & it's sad to watch someone destroy themselves. |
Reply #10. Jul 23 11, 1:50 PM
OOPS! It's supposed to say: "So I'm sorry but I don't HAVE much sympathy". Sorry!|
Reply #11. Jul 23 11, 1:51 PM
"It is sad but inevitable. Too bad someone couldn't have intervened and prevented this."|
Honeybee, I've seen this kind of response many times today over this topic. Each time, I cringe. This could not have been prevented because Amy did not want to be helped. Even if everybody in her life tried to step in and get her the help she needed, she still would have refused it because she simply did not want to be helped.
Reply #12. Jul 23 11, 2:27 PM
I feel for her parents who knocked themselves out trying to get her to stay in rehab, but she'd always check herself out. This young woman was self-destructive, and one can only wonder what it is about fame and adulation that ruins so many young lives - Lindsay Lohan, Britney Spears, Janis Joplin, Robert Downey Jr., Jimi Hendrix...the list is endless. |
Reply #13. Jul 23 11, 7:07 PM
... Jim Morrison, Kurt Cobain, Brian Jones, Robert Johnson,|
John Belushi... I think Downey Jr. is gathering up the pieces and doing well for himself.
Reply #14. Jul 24 11, 6:15 AM
She "seemed out of it"? and "she believed it was 'only a matter of time' before her daughter died"? Some articles I've read about Ms Winehouse mentioned her father. I think this is the first mention I've seen of her mother. Wonder why. |
Granted you can't judge from reading news articles, but the quotes here make her sound almost as "out of it" as her daughter.
Reply #16. Jul 24 11, 8:42 AM
I expect her mother was probably a bit 'out of it' after losing her daughter. I'd imagine she's tried many times over the years to help Amy, but there probably comes a point where you think you've given all you possibly can and it's not made a blind bit of difference.|
I feel sympathy for her family and friends and for Amy. She was obviously a troubled person and I truly believe that some people are just born that way.
Reply #17. Jul 24 11, 9:43 AM
Sally, I expect you've hit the nail on the head, about her mother, and about her troubledness. The path of genius never does run smooth. |
Reply #18. Jul 24 11, 10:15 AM
I've been feeling sad since I heard the news yesterday. I had really really hoped she'd get her life straightened out. Mental illness often manifests itself through self-destructive behaviors. I didn't know she had been diagnosed BiPolar but I'd always felt she must be depressed. I really admired her talent and hope history remembers that and not just her tragic lifestyle.|
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