Tragically the beautiful young voice of Amy Winehouse will never be heard live again. At the young age of 27, Amy joins the infamous Forever 27 Club of famous singers such as Janis Joplin, Kurt Cobain and Jim Morrison who all died at the age of 27 and struggled publicly with drug abuse.
Amy was found dead in her London apartment and an autopsy is currently underway as cause of death is still inconclusive. Amy first rose to fame with her most popular song off of her 2006 Back to Black CD called Rehab. Ironically the words she speaks in the song now show what can happen when someone lets their drug abuse control them and don’t seek rehabilitation.
Her Back to Black CD sold millions of records and won her five Grammys in one year. She was on top of the world, but it seemed something in Amy’s life was much stronger than her talent and that was her addiction to drugs. Over the past few years, Amy had been in the news, going in and out of various treatment centers only to end up using again. There had also been reports that she had developed emphysema due to her chronic drug abuse, specifically from smoking crack and cigarettes for so many years.
Unfortunately for this kindred spirit, her struggle ended in a young tragic death and many of her fans, friends and, ultimately, her family are left devastated and wishing they could have done more to help. If only she had sought the right kind of treatment and really focused on living a healthy drug-free life, she could have gone on to become a legend in her own right instead of being known for her drug abuse.
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