I'm really speechless. I didn't even want to write a post because it would only solidify the situation. But I'm going to have to come to terms with it anyway...My dear, dear Amy Jade Winehouse has passed. You all know how I feel about her. She was my best friend in my mind and it does feel like I've lost a piece of me.
The first time I heard her "Back to Black" album I cried. It was literally my life sung in 49 minutes. And there is hardly a day that goes by that I don't listen to at least one song off the album if not the entire thing. (it's only like 10 songs!)
In all my up and downs with love, life, friendships, family and everything in between there was one artist I know I could return to, and that was the music of Amy Winehouse. I know she was troubled. THAT life can do that to you. But someone with that type of talent deserves all that can come to them, and unfortunately she joins the "Forever 27 club" with Janis Joplin, Jimi Hendrix, Kurt Cobain, and the other brilliant musical artist who died at the young age of 27.
I really can't say anything else. And I'm not sure when I'll be able to. Just know that Back to Black or Frank is on repeat as you read.
(watch video at the top: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-14262237)