What a sad thing to lose such a mad talent.
Good-bye, Amy Winehouse. Thank you for leaving us with your voice.
News from around the world takes note…
The Botswana Gazette quotes singer Rhianna’s distress: “Pop star Rihanna wrote on Twitter: “Dear God have mercy!!! I am SICK about this right now!”
Celeb gossip and Korean news portal, Koreaboo, quotes the country’s famous ballad singer Tei’s sentiment: “[Amy’s] voice is lovely, even in heaven it will remain unchanged.”
The Jamaica Observer recounts Amy’s three weeks in Jamaica while recording a single for her hit Back to Black album which would, sadly, turn out to be her last song. ‘Just Friends‘ is a jazz single set to a ska [Jamaican] beat. Gee Jam recording studio record exec Jon Baker mourns the “tragic loss of a true friend of Jamaica.”
Bosnia’s Dnevni Avaz news details how Winehouse’s bodyguard found her, and Amersterdam’s Dutch News.n1 reports on American recording artist Prince’s tribute to Winehouse. During his concert at the country’s Melkweg concert hall on Sunday, the day after her death, the purple one performed Winehouse’s “Love is a Losing Game.”
Canada’s CTV News reports on the “rush to revisit” Winehouse’s music, driving sales for her “Back to Black” to No.1 on the iTunes Canada chart, while Japan Today reports on the artist’s insight into her own problems: “Few artists summed up their own career in a single song—a single line—as well as Amy Winehouse. “They tried to make me go to rehab,” she sang on her world-conquering 2006 single, ‘Rehab.’ “I said ‘No, no, no!’”
In Egypt, Al Masry Al Youm news reports on the penchant of media to focus on the celebrity legacy of the “27 Club” rather than on the star’s humanness: “The media present her as a star on a mission to self-destruct. But beneath the beehive and the shambling frame was a person not too different from the rest of us.”
Here is just a sprinkling of other world news outlets recognizing the tragic death of a great talent:
And, a KHQ-Q6 video quotes fashion guru Tim Gunn’s take on Amy’s death: “As tragic as this is, you can’t want someone to succeed more than that individual wants to. She was on a downward spiral, and she resisted all help. So, what can you do? She’s going to go down in history as a tragic icon – a bit like Janis Joplin.”
What’s your feeling about such tragic celeb deaths?
Will u miss Amy?