Ritrovata morta nel suo appartamento londinese di Camden Square. Amy Jade Winehouse scompare a soli 27 anni. La tormentata artista britannica, che solo un mese fa era stata costretta ad interrompere un concerto in Serbia per un evidente stato alterato e conseguentemente ad annullare il restante tour europeo (data italiana compresa), si pensa possa essere stata stroncata da un mix letale di farmaci ma il Sunday Times non esclude l’ipotesi del suicidio. La Winehouse lascia due album: ‘Frank’ del 2003 e ‘Back To Black’ del 2006.
Mark Ronson: “She was my musical soulmate and like a sister to me. This is one of the saddest days of my life.”
BBC Radio 1 DJ Fearne Cotton: “Can not believe the news. Amy was a special girl. The saddest news”.
Salaam Remi: “Very Very Sad Day. Just lost a Great Friend and a Sister.”
Chris Goodman (portavoce dell’artista): “Everyone who is involved with Amy is shocked and devastated. Our thoughts are with her family and friends. The family will issue a statement when ready.”
Kelly Osbourne: “i cant even breath right now im crying so hard i just lost 1 of my best friends. i love you forever Amy & will never forget the real you!”
Ronnie Wood (che ha annunciato un concerto dei Faces in sua memoria): “It’s a very sad loss of a very good friend I spent many great times with”.
Carole King (la Winehouse coverizzò la sua ‘Will You Love Me Tomorrow’): “very grateful, the star had put her wonderful talent into recording her version of the track”.
Demi Moore: “Truly sad news about Amy Winehouse. My heart goes out to her family. May her troubled soul find peace.”
Nicki Minaj: “Please tell me Amy Winehouse didn’t die. Is this some sick joke?”
Rihanna: “I am genuinely heartbroken about this #DearAmy. #DearAmy U made a MAJAH impression on this industry and throughout the world, in such a short space of time…too short! #ICONSneverDIE (sic)”
Juliette Lewis: “Im so upset that Amy didnt make it out of the prison that is drugs/alcohol addiction.She was such a funny and unique soul. I’m so sad right now… We played a show in London. She called me Jewelz all night and wouldnt leave my side. She was very funny, tuff (sic) and endearing.”
Nathan Followill: “Rip Amy Winehouse”
Lily Allen: “It’s just beyond sad, there’s nothing else to say. She was such a lost soul, may she rest in peace”
Jessica Alba: “So sad about Amy Winehouse – she was so talented. Really tragic.”
Lou Reed dedica il concerto di Sogliano all’artista scomparsa (leggi)
Ricky Martin: “I just found out. I feel pain. I feel anger. Rest beautiful girl rest. You are free! Rip Amy”
Benji Madden: “No words can ever really make Sad News any better R.I.P. Amy”
Stephen Fry: “Oh lord. Just heard the news of Amy Winehouse’s death. Poor unhappy creature”
Ronan Keating: “Just heard the News about Amy Winehouse. Incredibly Sad. The world has lost a magnificent Talent. May she rest in peace.”
Pete Wentz: “Super sad to hear about the news. Rip. never take life for granted”
LeAnn Rimes: “Rip Amy Winehouse. So sad to see such a talent gone and her life end in tragedy. This makes me terribly sad”
Emma Bunton: “Such sad news about Amy Winehouse. My thoughts are with her family.”
Tony Bennett: “Amy was beautiful. She was someone I respected an awful lot.”
Jamie Cullum: “I shared some wonderful musical moments with Amy. I feel very lucky to have done so. She was a wonderful person with an extraordinary talent”.
: “so talented and such a lovely lady, gone too soon”.
Sarah Brown: “Sad sad news of Amy Winehouse – great talent, extraordinary voice, and tragic death, condolences to her family.”
Usher: “I’m so sad to hear the horrible news of Amy Winehouse’s death. I’m so happy I knew you Amy…Rest Well. Gone Too Soon…we’ll miss you!!”
Rufus Wainwright la omaggia live (guarda)
Kelly Clarkson: “I heard the news about Amy Winehouse. I’m incredibly sad. I didn’t know her but I met her a few times and got to hear her sing before she blew up. She was a beautiful and talented girl. I’m angry. What a waste of a gifted person. What a shame she saw no hope and continued living her life in that manor. I have been that low emotionally and mentally and that is overwhelming. I keep asking myself why some of us are spared and the others are made examples. I’m very angry and sad. I don’t know why it’s bothering me so much. Sometimes I think this job will be the death of us all, or at least the emotional death of us all. Maybe that is why as a little kid in sunday school I learned that God didn’t want false gods or idols. I thought it was terribly selfish of God as a child but I think I get it now. He didn’t want us following people or things that are imperfect and not so much for the followers but for the gods and/or idols who will never be what everyone wishes or needs them to be because we are made imperfect. He knew we wouldn’t be able to handle the pressure, the shame, the glory, or the power the spotlight brings. I am distraught. I am also extremely grateful and thankful for the people who love me and support me. Without such amazing friends and family who knows where I’d be. My thoughts and prayers are with her friends and family. I am so sorry for your loss. I pray for peace in your hearts”.
The Dap-Kings: “We are very sad to have lost Amy Winehouse today. She was one of a kind and we were fortunate to have had the chance to make music with her. She was always gracious and a pleasure to work with in the studio and on the road. She brought a lot of people joy with her voice and her irreverent personality. It is a tragedy that she was taken from us so soon when she had much more music to give”.
Neil Portnow (presidente della Recording Academy): “Five-time Grammy winner Amy Winehouse was a dynamic performer and musician who seamlessly blended rock, jazz, pop, and soul and created a sound all her own. Her rich, soulful and unique voice reflected her honest songwriting and earned her a devoted fan following, critical acclaim, and the genuine respect and admiration of her musical peers. She will forever be remembered for her immense talent, and her music will live on for generations to come. Our deepest sympathies go out to her family, friends, and fans during this difficult time”.
Il brano che M.I.A. ha dedicato ad Amy intitolato ’27’ (ascolta)
Lady Gaga: “Amy changed pop music forever, I remember knowing there was hope, and feeling not alone because of her. She lived jazz, she lived the blues”.
Big Boi: “Kurt Cobain, Janis Joplin, Jim Morrison, Jimi Hendrix and now Amy Winehouse. All died aged 27. RIP to you all. #amywinehouse”
Diplo: “Fuck!! I totally forgot to die at 27.. Now im gonna have to turn into everything i hate”.
Best Coast: “Still one of my favorites: http://t.co/Xq9PFB0 RIP amy winehouse :/”.
Said the Whale: “Really saddened to hear about Amy Winehouse. @hiddenponymusic – pour one out for us in Camden tonight.”
Rick Ross: “Wanted to collab w/ Amy Winehouse…r.i.p…smoking 1 in your memoryyy!!”.
Billy Bragg: “It’s not age that Hendrix, Jones, Joplin, Morrison, Cobain & Amy have in common — it’s drug abuse, sadly #27club”.
Nas: “R.I.P Sis. Why u couldn’t chill???? why the F*ck U Leave? Love U Sis!”
Katy Perry: “RIP Amy Winehouse. May she finally find peace.”