Amy Winehouse Found Dead. ~ Jolee McBreen

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on Jul 23, 2011
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I can’t say that I’m surprised, but still deeply saddened by Amy Winehouse’s passing on Saturday, July 23rd, 2011. She was only 27 years old. An amazing talent that will be greatly missed.


Troubled, Grammy-winning singer Amy Winehouse has been found dead in her North London home, Sky News is reporting. The Daily Mail reports that police have confirmed the passing.

In a statement, the London Metropolitan Police said, “Police were called by London Ambulance Service to an address in Camden Square NW1 shortly before 16.05hrs today, Saturday 23 July, following reports of a woman found deceased. On arrival officers found the body of a 27-year-old female who was pronounced dead at the scene. Enquiries continue into the circumstances of the death. At this early stage it is being treated as unexplained.”

A suspected drug overdose took the life of the singer, Nick Buckley of the Sunday Mirror tweeted.

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8 Responses to “Amy Winehouse Found Dead. ~ Jolee McBreen”

  1. michelle says:

    Sad. What a waste. Unfortunately, she's not alone: she joined that stupid club of "accidental" drug-related deaths that includes Marilyn Monroe, Jimmie Hendrix, James Dean, John Bonham, Jody Garland, John Belushi, Brian Jones, Chet Baker, Heath Ledger, John Entwhistle, Chris Farley, Keith Moon, Janis Joplin, etc, etc….the price of fame?

  2. kurlykim says:

    No, it's addiction being played out in the public eye…countless addicts and loved ones still suffering out of the media spotlight. So sad.

  3. The bad news is this was not unexpected as she was a train wreck. I hope Lindsay is paying attention. The good new is she's no longer in pain.

  4. elephantjournal says:

    Tragedy, on an individual level. Our love and best wishes to the wider tragedy in Norway. ~ Waylon

    Sarah Tindall Sad day indeed. In many ways………

    Jasmine Beatty she was an excellent performer! it is sad ]:

    Moff Mason Our love and best wishes for all the people who love and grieve for Amy Winehouse, too. Their grief is not any less painful than for those connected to the tragedy in Norway.

    Kathie Fowler talented and a rare distinguished voice. It is not a shock, though. So many creative artists are self destructive.

    Darlene Davies Sorry, Norway trumps Winehouse any day.

    Susan Keeping Both tragedies to some people

    Moff Mason ‎@Darlene Your statement speaks volumes about your compassion for others.

    Lize Brittin I'm wondering if the original statement could have been stated in a kinder way. Implying (and yes, I realize it is an implication and can be taken in a few ways here) Amy is somehow less deserving of anyone's love and compassion isn't very nice. I'm sure Amy's friends and family are feeling pretty devastated at this time. Of course, this is not to take away from the terrible tragedy in Norway. I'm sure people get my point.

    David Dickens Oh Amy. Sister, you forsook your gift. We need voices like yours. Rest in peace darling.

    Susan Jenness Human life is so much better for all when we work together and feel compassion for one another, not competetion. That is my take on it anyway. I feel sad for all in Norway and Amy Winehouse and her loved ones too.

    Steph Abbott Norway=devastating. Amy Winehouse=sad yet predictable. Grieve for all families…..

    # Lize, the original statement was by me. Any clumsiness is my own. People are people, and their loss is equal. That said, obviously, Norway was murder, of many, of innocents, of young. That said, there is no difference: it's all sad: a reminder of how precious life is and how unnecessary violence, to oneself or others, is. ~ Waylon Lewis

    R Aimée Cruz-Báez We are all sons and daughters of God and no one is more deserving than others…we are spiritual beings having an earthly experience and sometimes the road to heaven gets very rocky…

  5. elephantjournal says:

    Darlene Davies My statement speaks for those dead in Norway. I happen to be very compassionate. The newspapers and TV stations should be putting each and everyone of those in Norway on TV, telling their stories. Stories about what they have done with their lives, what they wanted out of life, what they were looking forward to in the future that they no longer have. Stories about their families and friends and how they are going to miss them and the hopes and dreams they had for them. Amy Winehouse should be but a mere blip on the TV screen. The focus right now should be on the dead in Norway. People put to much emphasis on the lives, loves and deaths of celebrities and sports figures.

    Moff Mason A lesson of judgemental-ism and knowing what is right and proper for everyone. Launch a website so all the news media can consult you about what they should air. People from all around the globe can contact you to ask if their feelings or decisions are correct and get your direction on the proper focus they should have. We can all just wait before we do or feel anything until we've checked it out with you. All will be right, proper and appropriately focused for everyone forever more. What a relief! We will all be so happy and grateful for such divine guidance.

    # Moff, are you addressing Darlene?

    Darlene, I'm not sure that this is either / or—our compassion can and should encompass all suffering. That these two very different tragedies happened at the same time doesn't mean we have to compare them. They each are what they are: among other things, obviously, tragic and tragic and tragic. ~ W.

    Moff Mason Yes.

    R Aimée Cruz-Báez Very sad statements…and those who claim to be compassionate is really more than words

    Lize Brittin I'm trying to figure out what the point is of, and also how to, rate tragedy, Darlene. I agree with those above who said that there is no difference when lives are lost. Tragedy is tragedy. There's no need to go beyond that. Amy is in the spotlight, because she was an international singer. This is the same media that focused on Paris Hilton when Pakistan was being devastated by two back to back natural disasters. It's not right, but it's what gets ratings. The fact that Amy is in the spotlight now doesn't take away from the sheer tragedy that occurred in Norway and the sorrow so many people feel for the people there.

  6. elephantjournal says:

    Moff Mason It brings to mind an argument I witnessed between people about who's death should garner more attention, Mother Theresa or Princess Diana. I do not believe that we must RANK these things or choose one over the other. I think it's in very poor taste and highly insensitive, to say the least. Respect others or keep your mouth shut. Just because we can interject at the speed of light does not mean that we should. Self-discipline and mindfulness can temper an unruly tongue.

    Bea James Sad. So sad. Why is it that deeply troubled celebs are made fun of until things like this happen? Oh the humanity of it all.

    Keven Bridge inevitable, but still so sad.

    joe illingworth moff – 90 young children murdered in cold blood vs. one self-destructive young person with a drug problem probably overdosing. HUGE difference. i am not surprised by amy winehouse's death in the least. this tragedy in norway is, as one person has put it, their oklahoma city bombing. i know we get all hippied out here on the ele, but try to keep some perspective.

    Rick Gilbert We live in a world with billions of people and many more other beings. Suffering and tragedy takes place every day on a scale that we can't possibly get our minds around. For better or worse (probably the latter), it's relatively easy to focus on an artist we've heard and enjoyed on the radio, than it is on the larger tragedy of many innocent lives lost-whether it's Norway, or Iraq or Afghanistan, or Africa. I think we would all love to get to know the victims and the families of those touched by tragedy every day-it's just so massive and seemingly impossible to do that, however-so we zero in on Winehouse. It's not a compassion contest. At least compassion is being offered, even if it's considered misplaced. Many would tell us that, rather than it being a finite resource, the application of ANY compassion only sets one up to give it away more freely in the future-because compassion, like suffering, is limitless.

    Moff Mason Joe, my perspective is clear. I don't "rank" miseries and tragedies. If I ever did, I'd keep it to myself.

    Kathie Fowler Really? There is a dispute over whose lives are more valuable? Disgusted. No need to bash the death(s) of human beings. We are not to judge. And these remarks by Elephant Journal readers? Go read some yoga Sutras or meditate on positive, loving thoughts. Walk the Walk!

    Mairead Colbath felt so sad when I heard the news today, we have enjoyed listening to her sound and music. My heart goes out to her husband, parents, family and friends tonight ♥ RIP Amy Winehouse ♥ Club 27 ♥ xoxo

    Darlene Davies Thank you Joe. A voice of reason.

    Nancy Herbert I cannot believe some of you would even go there… We need more love '&compassion In This world. Not more arguing and hateful judgmental words against other human beings that are suffering…clearly there is a coldness in this world that is spreading . And the intolerance iif each other is abhorrent.

    judgements of others w inner demons. Come on people

    # Joe, for the second time now, we're not equating the two. Perhaps you're replying to other commenters. Thanks— W.

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  8. Pura Theel says:

    I’m a huge fan of all kinds of music (most kinds even) and a musician myself. I’ve performed in the improvisational/unregimented music of jazz/fusion/funk, to the “cookie cutter” performances of classical and metal. Why, just because metal and classical are regimented, does it mean that they lack any meaning? Why have we “lost” something by playing those kinds? Just because you’re playing the same thing twice, doesn’t mean each time you play it, it will yield the same feeling. Metal and classical are two of the most technically difficult genres of music to play, and many musicians love that, because it takes a high degree of musicianship to play like that.

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