Saturday, July 23, 2011

Singer Amy Winehouse Dead at 27; Soap World Reacts

Amy Winehouse, the singer and songwriter who shot to fame with “Rehab,” won five Grammy Awards and sold more than 5 million albums, has died, the Associated Press reported. She was 27.

Winehouse was found dead at her home in northern London, AP reported, citing police.

The U.K. star had hits with “Valerie” and “Love Is a Losing Game,” mixing R&B, jazz and soul. Since 2007, she has been in the news as much for her personal problems as for her music. Paparazzi watched her every move as she battled alcohol and drug addictions and suffered from poor health, depression and eating disorders. She ran into trouble with the police and in her marriage.

Check out some immediate reaction from the soap world on Twitter below:

@sarahjoybrown (Sarah Brown)
Beautiful Amy Winehouse, RIP.

@blueglitterfish (Cady McClain)
RIP Amy Winehouse. A tragic end to a brilliant talent.

@MarthaByrne10 (Martha Byrne)
RIP Amy Winehouse.

@robinstrasser (Robin Strasser)
Hey Katie Perry! I'll pass on girly kiss, but SO want to kiss Russell Brand. His thoughts on inevitable end of un-treated addict/alcoholics: Brand's statement: WISE! Amy Winehouse dying at 27, is sad. But, so are deaths the many addicts, who defiantly refused HELP singing NO, NO.

@markindelicato (Mark Indelicato)
Wow.. Such sad news to wake up to. RIP Amy Winehouse

@RealNadiaB (Nadia Bjorlin)
Wow, so sad. RIP.

@denisevasi (Denise Vasi)
So sad!

@Jason_CT (Jason Thompson)
Wow! Sad. Rest in song Amy.

@crystalchappell Crystal Chappell
co-sign "SAD...

@JacquelineMWood (Jacqueline MacInnes Wood)
waking up to the sad news of Amy Winehouse. so much talent, she'll be missed.

@mcarter43 (Michelle N. Carter)
So sad!

@NazaninBoniadi (Nazanin Boniadi)
Amy Winehouse dead @ 27. Dear entertainment industry please don't waste your talents on drugs & alcohol. We've lost too many too soon.

@AshleyAJones (Ashley Jones)
Amy Winehouse died at 27, same age as Jim Morrison, Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin and Kurt Cobain. #whaaat

@therealfrancia (Francia Raisa)
RT @ItaliaRenata: What happened today?! Amy Winehouse and Norway?! My head is spinning with questions, anger, and sadness. Prayers for everyone affected.


  1. Lots of sad news lately. Last Sunday the great Dutch comedian/actor John Kraaijkamp passed away.

    Yesterday the awful things that happened in Norway.

    And today Amy Winehouse. Not unexpected, but still sad.

  2. So sad. I never knew about the 27 Club thing until today.