27-year old singer Amy Winehouse was found dead in her UK home, reports confirm. The singer has had a long battle with drugs and alcohol, recently having to cancel the rest of her European tour after stumbling around on stage that caused some fan backlash.
Winehouse is best known for her 2007 hit “Rehab”, which started to become a fitting tribute as she later would enter and leave rehabilitation centers for the next three and a half years. She recently was at the Priory Clinic in May, where she stayed for one week.
Celebrities have already taken to Twitter to express their condolences.
Singer Josh Groban said, “Drugs took her gift, her soul, her light, long before they took her life. RIP Amy”
Friend, singer, and actress Kelly Osbourne tweeted, “i cant even breath right my now i’m crying so hard i just lost 1 of my best friends. i love you forever Amy & will never forget the real you!”
Singer Kelly Clarkson left a very heartfelt message: “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.”
No word yet on the cause of death.