People will remember you in one way or another; positive or negative. The only tragedy in AW's death is that she'll be remembered for her substance abuse and only fans of hers will remember that she had talent.
I don't understand this apathy. Is her life worth less than those people's?
You could say she chose her death but you don't know what lead her to drugs and once you get to that point it's really hard to quit or stay off them once you do.
She did go to rehab and they okayed her to be an outpatient. Obviously that didn't work.
IMO she does belong to the 27 club. People take her talent lightly because she was of this generation. It's just like when people think that the old days were better (ie artists made better music back then but today it's all trash).
I'm not saying I think her life is worth less than someone else's, and of course we still don't really know what caused her death. I felt saddened that a life had been lost, but I think it shows just how much celebrity culture has taken over our lives.
Yesterday, I signed into Facebook to find over a dozen "OMG AMY WINEHOUSE " posts within two minutes. Over the past few days, I've only seen one regarding the incident in Norway.
It just makes me a little sad to think that people are prepared to mourn over a celebrity who potentially ruined her own life, but not dozens of innocent and yet perfectly un-famous civilians.
[Edited by xxjjrockerxx, 7/25/2011 7:25:28 AM]
Rest in peace Amy Winehouse.
EDIT: The Norway blasts were also a pretty unfortunate incident as well. However, they are completely unrelated to this matter. I do mourn the death of innocents, and Amy Winehouse was a drug addict - Not a terrorist who don't deserve mercy and compassion.
[Edited by HonestGamer, 7/25/2011 7:49:41 AM]
For some reason I only understood that song after she had died. =/
I feel sorry for her, she had a very unique voice.
Sort of the same reaction I had as soon as I heard the news.
Seeing as she lived a very troubled life, I wasn't very surprised that the end was nearly there for her. Having said, she had lovely music and I'm sure it'll live on forever.