Amy Winehouse is dead. Our world suffers for her loss. Her life was tragic, but her talent was extraordinary. In my mind I always view the "troubled" artists in a naive way: "Boy, I can't wait to see what she does after she gets clean!" But that's not going to happen and now we'll never know how awesome she could have been. And that makes me extremely sad.
Her friend and fellow Brit Russell Brand wrote a touching and poignant piece about Amy HERE.