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Amy Winehouse, Dead at 27

In Memorium

Amy Winehouse was 27. She was a singer-songwriter, known for her powerful contralto vocals and her eclectic mix of various musical genres including R&B, soul, and jazz.

You likely knew her big hit "Rehab" from her second studio album, Back to Black.

This one really ticks me off.  Not just because a talented person passed away at the young age of 27 (why is it always 27?), but because it was all too obvious yet couldn't be prevented.

We discussed Amy Winehouse's predictable premature demise back in 2008.

Amy Winehouse needs help. I realize this isn't breaking news, but as a civilized society can we just watch her self destruct in plain sight and treat it as tabloid fodder?
Let's help the poor girl. She needs it, whether she knows it or not.

Not surprising, but tragic nonetheless.  A damn, damn shame.

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