On Saturday, a talented, albeit troubled singer died. Amy Winehouse was 27. While the official cause of death hasn’t been determined, it has been widely speculated that she died of a drug overdose or alcohol abuse. As recently as May, Winehouse was back in a rehabilitation facility.
Her death was tragic to millions of fans worldwide, but unfortunately she was headed on a collision course for an untimely death.
“[I] haven’t played her stuff in awhile due to [a] lack of hits, but it’s sad once again to see someone with talent get snuffed away by drugs,” Abel Sanchez, DJ at Internet station Pulse 87, tells FishbowlNY. “Sad to say, I kind of think this was the news we all hoped never to hear but in some way expected it.”
Amazingly, Winehouse joins the infamous group ”27 Club” with Kurt Cobain, Jimi Hendrix, Brian Jones, Janis Joplin, and Jim Morrison who died at the age of 27.