Saturday, July 23, 2011

R.I.P. Amy Winehouse

Amy Winehouse died earlier today (Saturday, July 23, 2011) at 27 years of age.

Other talented-yet-troubled musicians, from Jim Morrison, Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin and thee Kurt Cobain himself, also died at the ripe age of 27. But wait, who's surprised? I'll wait. The songstress's death is probably one of the least surprising tragedies in pop culture's recent memory.

We've been watching Amy Winehouse kill herself (figuratively) since at least 2006. It was 2007 when the United States music scene got hip to Winehouse. She cleaned house at the Grammy Awards in 2008, snatching Record of the Year for "Rehab," Best New Artists, and Song of the Year for "Rehab."

She was introduced to the world as a self-destructing genius with a beautiful voice. Who helped her though? I'm sure many have tried. But what I'm also sure of not many succeeded. Self-destructive Amy…it's the only way we've ever known her, so none of her signature antics leading up to this were really all that surprising when they occurred.

Sad story? Yes. Surprising? No.

Team SCREAM @ ME!!! sends out condolences to the close friends and family of Miss Winehouse. Our prayers are with you.