UK press is reporting that the troubled British R&B singer died in her home today of a suspected drug overdose, though cause of death is still officially unexplained. Despite recently completing a rehab program, Winehouse had to cancel a European tour following a disastrous performance in Belgrade. Like Kurt Cobain, Jim Morrison, Janis Joplin, and Jimi Hendrix, Winehouse was 27 years old.
The music community has taken to Twitter to express feelings about the tragic loss. Below are some of the more notable condolences from her acquaintances and admirers.
she was my musical soulmate & like a sister to me. this is one of the saddest days of my life
I know nearly every word on Back To Black. RIP Amy, you gave me hope that honesty is still alive in the music industry.
regardless of what you think about how she lived her life, it’s a tragedy to lose someone so young. RIP Amy Winehouse.
She was a living legend.most legends you look back on and say that was legendary but she was a legend while living
Its just beyond sad, there’s nothing else to say. She was such a lost soul, may she rest in peace.
The last time I spoke 2 amy I told her let her light shine more
Dear God have mercy!!! I am SICK about this right now! #DearAmy
Dammit!! amy winehouse was a legend. I feel bad today.. She had a voice like no one else in our generation . Goodbye amy
Oddly relieved that she’ll finally be able to get some rest.
Whether you struggle with addiction, mental illness, or whatever I HAVE GOT YOUR BACK and believe you can pull yourself up and start to heal
Wake Up Alone Is My Shit. I Wonder If It Was Heroin.
Kurt Cobain, Janis Joplin, Jim Morrison, Jimi Hendrix and now Amy Winehouse. All died aged 27. RIP to you all. #amywinehouse
Had the pleasure of hanging out with Amy a few times , she was a wonderful soul, so talented. Genuinely shellshocked right now . RIP.
I hope Amy Winehouse can find some peace
after our show in serbia i wish i’d been able to help amy. i’m sorry.
RIP. An icon of our generation.
heart is heavy. My heart goes out 2 Amy Winehouse’s family, loved ones. Praying for their strength during this time.
rip amy winehouse. . .heartbreaking. . .n.
Sad to hear about Amy Winehouse. I mourn any time one of our own passes on. A tragedy…no doubt. Truly sad.
this just in: Amy Winehouse was found dead in her london flat. Soaring talent. Fucking tragic. http://t.co/N8ruOSw
still one of my favorites: http://t.co/Xq9PFB0 RIP amy winehouse :/
Just read about Amy Winehouse. Can’t believe it. She’ll never truly be gone cause have you heard that voice? Rest In Peace Amy.
RIP Amy Winehouse… amazing talent just gone to waste.