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Singer Amy Winehouse found dead

  1. Jul 23, 2011 #1

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    http://new.music.yahoo.com/blogs/stopthepresses/392228/singer-amy-winehouse-found-dead/ [Broken]

    I'm going to go out on a limb here and guess it's drugs and alcohol. Only 27, what a wasted life.
     
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    It's quite unfortunate.
     
  4. Jul 23, 2011 #3

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    Too bad. 27 is always too young to go :frown:
     
  5. Jul 23, 2011 #4

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    Jimi Hendrix died at 27 as well, as did Janis Joplin. Very odd to say the least. Bruce Lee was 33 when he passed away.

    Rhody...
     
  6. Jul 23, 2011 #5

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    And Kurt Cobain, and Jim Morrison...
     
  7. Jul 23, 2011 #6
    What a sad way for me to become aware of someone's existence.
     
  8. Jul 23, 2011 #7
    Indeed, my first reaction was "Who is Amy Winehouse?"
     
  9. Jul 23, 2011 #8
    More pity to starving children.
     
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  11. Jul 24, 2011 #10

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    I'm jumping to conclusions here but...I think in this case, rehab didn't 'take', unfortunately.
     
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  12. Jul 24, 2011 #11
    It is so hard to be young in today's world. I think technology is a main reason. Young people are going to have very short lives when they should live longer because of medical advances. But life is going to get shorter and shorter. Amy died in her apartment. Most young people will die on the streets of busy cities from stopping with no warning in the middle of the sidewalk to text someone.
     
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    Don't generalise that to every young person. Amy Winehouse was really stupid not to get proper medical help (rehab etc) or make a proper effort to stop using drugs.
    She made really bad choices, and she ruined her body with drugs/alcohol. She had a seizure back in 2008 and had been warned by doctors to stay off alcohol/drugs but she choice not to. Her dad made so many attempts to get her to stop her addiction but she didn't listen to him.

    Anyway people who do drugs are stupid anyway, it's more dangerous than smoking tobacco.
     
  14. Jul 24, 2011 #13
    lolfroza, It's OK, You don't know me. I say dumb things. But for what she could have been it breaks my heart. She could have been a good girl a sweet and pure girl. That is why I say it is a hard world. Some things can be generalized. And I choose to generalize here. It's OK. Really. :smile:
     
  15. Jul 25, 2011 #14
    Am I the only one that doesn't really care that much?
     
  16. Jul 25, 2011 #15

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    With due respect, it appears to me that you are the one who is generalizing. Addiction is not something that just any old who can deal with effectively, and intelligence has nothing to do with it.
    I'm what I consider a "middle of the road" genius. I'm smarter than 99% of the general population, and dumber than 99% of the PF population. I just quit smoking after 40 years, but only because machines were breathing for me for 3 weeks straight. Right now I'm working on giving up alcohol, because my liver caught a bus to Halifax a while back. It's not going well, but I'm going to do it.
    Believe me... if you had ever suffered an addiction, you would not so cavalierly dismiss the intellect of someone who might not be successful in combating one. It ain't easy.
     
  17. Jul 25, 2011 #16
    True that. I've lived self destructively for 10+ years, battled addiction, depression, anxiety, reached some really, really low lows, and asked myself the terrible question a lot more than once. I have a little more direction the last year or so, but it's still a battle, each and everyday. If it weren't for my overwhelming feelings of obligation towards my family, and my unfortunate experience with the suicide of my dear friend (at 27 no less), I might not be here today.

    My most heartfelt sympathy to all who are touched by this, it's just a damn shame, and I don't think there's much more that you can say in these situations. To Amy - I hope you find your peace, Lord knows it isn't easy to find in this world.
     
  18. Jul 25, 2011 #17

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    With the exception of a few very astute people such as Astronuc, I suspect that only those of us who have been there know what that sentence means. That was a scary place. I'm glad that you emerged from the proper side of it.
     
  19. Jul 25, 2011 #18
    It is too bad that AA has such a religious bent. If only they had an Ornery Old Bastards Anonymous. :-p

    I have heard of some pharmacological treatments. Are these an option?
     
  20. Jul 25, 2011 #19

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    Yeah... **** on a stick or what? 9 or 10 of their 12 steps revolve around being a Jesus freak. That ain't gonna happen. I love your idea. If you're willing to fire up a head office, I'll open a Canadian branch.
    As for the meds... endless possibilities. Right now, though, I have to log off and bag some ZZZ's. I'll get back to you tomorrow about that subject.
     
  21. Jul 25, 2011 #20

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    While you ZZZ, you should dream of AAA.

    (Atheist AA, of course!)
     
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