International pop sensation Amy Winehouse was found dead in her home in London on July 23rd. Amy’s death is undetermined, but much speculated to be the result of drug overdose. Sources say she was already dead when paramedics arrived to revive her.
The Daily Mail says the singer was in the midst of a European tour, where Winehouse disappointed fans with inebriated performances: staggering, stumbling, and mumbling lyrics. Sources say the singer was taking a break from her European tour for “as long as it took to recover” at the time of her death. Amy had been an addict a large part of her music career.
Celebrities are honoring the loved singer’s passing. According to E! News, Kelly Osbourne tweeted: “I cant even breathe 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! Nicki Manaj asked twitter if Amy’s death was “some type of sick joke”. Even former Fall Out Boy Pete Wentz gave his condolences.
Amy’s album has climbed the charts in a “whopping 24-hour period”, according to The Christian Post on Sunday. ” Sales increased by 37-fold and her American Album Black to Black climbed to 59 on the UK charts.
For family and fans, her death was somewhat expected- but still a shock. Her fans remember her by listening to her music, leaving notes in front of her home, and paying tributes to her on social networking sites such as facebook, twitter and YouTube. Popeater recently added Amy to the list of talented artists who did not see their 35th birthday. Others on the list are Kurt Cobain, the recently passed Ryan Dunn, and Brittany Murphy.
Amy’s death marks the loss of a great musician. Blog Critic author Glen Boyd calls Winehouse a “shining, rare talent”. Meanwhile, fans worldwide continue to realize the shocking tragedy of the songbird’s passing.
Celebrities who have died of drug-related causes could have been saved had they sought help whether at luxury addiction treatment centers or simple rehab facilities.