So the big news in the entertainment world today is that Amy Winehouse has been found dead in her London apartment.
Kind of came out of the blue that one. When I read the news on twitter, I was actually shocked.
In all honesty, I’ve never been a huge fan of her. It’s her voice. It kind of grates me like Macy Gray. But I will admit she was a very skilled song writer. The lyrics and sound of her albums were awesome.
I developed this opinion when I heard the Glee version of ‘Rehab’. When I heard Winehouse singing it, I hated it. But when Glee did it, I fell in love with it.
I was really shocked at the news, because of the few articles I’ve written about her in recent months.
The first was this one about how she was clean and starting to get her life in order. She wanted to move to the country and have kids!
So how did she end up dead in her apartment this morning from a supposed drug overdose? One can only speculate, but the coroner’s report is sure going to need to answer some questions. Did she relapse and just take too much? Or did she mix alcohol and drugs? Who knows.
The other article I wrote was about Winehouse already having completed her new album, but it being delayed because she was entering rehab as a precaution before hitting the road.
So is there an album all ready to go, just waiting for a release date to be announced by record execs? Maybe. Only time will tell, because if it’s finished, there’s no point in letting it sit around not being listened to.
From today’s news reports she didn’t do too well on the road, having performed drunk and not impressing fans. So maybe this is the reason for a possible relapse and consequent death?
I’m just speculating, it will be interesting to watch what comes of it in the coming days and weeks.
But as someone mentioned on Twitter earlier today, she is another one to join the 27 Club.
Amy Winehouse: September 14 1983 – July 23 2011. Aged 27.