Okay...I know it's not polite to speak ill of the dead. It's not like they're around to defend themselves. But how about talking sarcastically about them? Is that allowed? There are just some instances when a passing doesn't really come as a big surprise and this was one of them.
Grammy-winning singer Amy Winehouse was found dead in her London home this past Saturday. Cause of death yet unknown. She was 27-years-old.
Cause of death unknown? Really? They know they really did not need to put that there. I mean I know they technically did much the same way that the media has to always say "allegedly" even when it's a known fact that someone committed a crime. But I think everyone with any type of knowledge about pop culture at all knows that Winehouse was battling some very serious drug demons.
I have never really been a Winehouse fan. It had nothing to do with her personally or even her drug addiction. I just only heard that one "Rehab" song from her. Never took the time to listen to any of her other work to see if she really was talented like everyone was claiming. Despite the fact the song content was pretty jacked up, I actually did like that "Rehab" cut though. Maybe now I'll take the time to listen to her some of her catalog to see if anything else catches my ear.
One thing that was particularly interesting about this incident was her age. I didn't even realize it but I guess that's a pretty popular age for famous rock stars to check out. It had happened to some Rolling Stones guitarist, Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, Kurt Cobain and Jim Morrison. All at the young age of 27. It's rather sad when you think about it because we all know that folks at that age think they know a lot more than they really do.
Although this latest celebrity death doesn't come as a surprise it is still a shame. Even though I only heard that one cut it was still clear that Winehouse had some vocal skills. It's too bad that family and friends weren't able to reach her in time to make a difference. Hopefully this will be yet another reminder for not only young musicians on the rise but also regular young folks that drug use can never lead to anything good.
Rest in peace, Amy.