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July 23, 2011

Unexpectedly, Amy Winehouse Is Dead

Even a straight news story about her death has to acknowledge the elephant room: She's been a top draft choice for the Dead Pool for years.

Only the most sweet-souled people could not think to themselves, upon hearing of the next drugged/drunken scandal, "She'll be dead in two years."

And so she is.

It was not a complete surprise, but the news was still a huge shock for millions around the world. The size of Winehouse's appeal was reflected in the extraordinary range of people paying tribute as they heard the news...

Addiction consumed her:

...

But in the end, the music was overshadowed by fame, and by Winehouse's demons. Tabloids lapped up the erratic stage appearances, drunken fights, stints in hospital and rehab clinics. Performances became shambling, stumbling train wrecks, watched around the world on the Internet.

Last month, Winehouse canceled her European comeback tour after she swayed and slurred her way through barely recognizable songs in her first show in the Serbian capital of Belgrade. Booed and jeered off stage, she flew home and her management said she would take time off to recover.

In her first introduction to the public -- "I don't wanna go to rehab, no, no no" -- she told everyone exactly how she'd die.


I suppose it's still sad, but she seemed to be courting death for years. She finally won her man.

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posted by Ace at 05:24 PM

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