Why the world should care about Amy Winehouse's death

Sunday, 24 July 2011

I'm sure most people were not surprised to hear about Amy Winehouse's death. 5 Grammy's, 2 albums, one that sold over a million copies. She was a genius, with a voice of bygone eras. She will be sorely missed.

Amy has joined a long list of creative geniuses that died at the age of 27, including: Janis Joplin, Jim Morrison, Kurt Cobain, Brian Jones and Jimi Hendrix. In the book "The 27s: The Greatest Myth of Rock and Roll"  through an extensive analysis of astrology, numerology and even a little Nietzsche, the authors suggest more rock stars die at the age of 27 than any other age.  However, what one can notice that is not accounted for, that all those artists, including Amy, had a history of substance abuse. Shouldn't we all be asking ourselves though, why are we glorifying the people that create anthems for our generation for their addictions. Is addiction enough to immortalize? Should we suggest even that these artists wanted to belong of an elite crew of individuals with tortured souls?  Brings new meaning to live fast, die young. Yes, all of them, had problems, but who doesn't? Perhaps that was their vice, by we all have vices. We shouldn't pity people for being human, for trying to find hope to cope with life or love or fame.

We will miss you Amy, I for your music, but more for your lifestyle, your beehive, your tattoos, mascara and being a real rock star.


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