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    I really liked Russell's tribute, it's the best I've read.
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    A day after their beloved daughter, sister and niece was found dead in her flat, Amy Winehouse’s grieving family have spoken out about their loss.

    The Winehouse family said today: ‘Our family has been left bereft by the loss of Amy, a wonderful daughter, sister, niece.

    ‘She leaves a gaping hole in our lives. We are coming together to remember her and we would appreciate some privacy and space at this terrible time.’

    Grieving family: The Winehouse family said today 'Our family has been left bereft by the loss of Amy, a wonderful daughter, sister, niece'

    As the singer’s family cope with their grief, fans were paying tribute to the star by creating a shrine outside her North London flat in Camden.

    From writing on footpaths saying ‘We love Amy’, to massive bunches of flowers lining the area outside her home, the tributes kept pouring in.


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    Some friends and fans left bottles of alcohol, cigarettes and wine glasses at the scene, while others left photographs and portraits of Amy, who died at 27, next to candles in her memory.

    A picture of the beehived soul-jazz singer was also stuck to an address sign in Camden Square near her home, in which she was found dead yesterday afternoon.
    Many notes were also left, one reading 'Too fragile, too beautiful, too big a talent for this world', and another which said: 'To an exquisite singer with a beautiful voice'.

    Camden tribute: Amy Winehouse's picture has been posted on a street sign for Camden Square near her London flat



    Fans' notes: Amy's grieving fans not only left her notes on paper but also wrote on the footpath to say they love her

    Hundreds of mourners have visited the area of her flat and local pub to remember the star and fans also gathered at her favourite haunt The Hawley Arms in Camden last night after hearing the news.

    Comedian and former drug addict Russell Brand today paid a lengthy written tribute to Amy Winehouse, saying addiction should be treated as a potentially fatal disease.

    Brand met her on the Camden pub scene a number of years ago, and said at first he thought she was ‘just some twit in a pink satin jacket shuffling round bars’.

    He said when he spoke to her she was ‘sweet and peculiar but most of all vulnerable’.

    By chance Brand saw her perform with Paul Weller at the Roundhouse in Camden, north London, and had an epiphany.

    Tributes: Friends and fans of the singer lay down bunches of flowers, notes and candles by a tree outside her flat



    Never forgotten: Within the flowers and candles, a picture of Winehouse was left, saying RIP Never Forget

    In the piece posted on his website he wrote: ‘Entering the space I saw Amy on stage with Weller and his band; and then the awe.

    ‘The awe that envelops when witnessing a genius. From her oddly dainty presence that voice, a voice that seemed not to come from her but from somewhere beyond even Billie and Ella, from the font of all greatness.

    ‘That twerp, all eyeliner and lager dithering up Chalk Farm Road under a back-combed barnet, the lips that I'd only seen clenching a fishwife fag and dribbling curses now a portal for this holy sound.’

    Brand has given frank accounts of his battle to overcome drug addiction, and said loved ones will always fear getting a phone call with the worst news possible.

    Amy's gifts: On top of the flowers and photographs, fans also left alcohol bottles and cigarettes for the party-loving singer



    Today's news: A copy of a Sunday Tabloid was laid down with a note saying: 'Amy Winehouse was a musical genius, she was not a 'flawed and weak individual'



    A day of mourning: Flowers were hung through a fence in Camden Square alongside bottles of alcohol and wine glasses

    At the time he met Winehouse, he himself had not yet got clean, and he said: ‘Winehouse and I shared an affliction, the disease of addiction.’

    In the piece Brand accused the media of being more interested in ‘tragedy than talent’, and therefore said they focused more on her personal battles than her musical career.

    He went on: ‘Addiction is a serious disease; it will end with jail, mental institutions or death.

    ‘Now Amy Winehouse is dead, like many others whose unnecessary deaths have been retrospectively romanticised, at 27 years old.

    ‘Whether this tragedy was preventable or not is now irrelevant. It is not preventable today.’

    Her favourite haunt: Her name was written on a Diverted Traffic sign outside her local pub The Hawley Arms in Camden

    ‘We have lost a beautiful and talented woman to this disease. Not all addicts have Amy's incredible talent.

    ‘Or Kurt's (Cobain) or Jimi's (Hendrix) or Janis's (Joplin), some people just get the affliction. All we can do is adapt the way we view this condition, not as a crime or a romantic affectation but as a disease that will kill.’

    Amy's management Metropolis Music also released a statement today saying: 'We are trying to come to terms with the death of a dear friend and colleague, the most amazing artist and talent.

    'We will always remember Amy as a vibrant, funny, caring young woman who made everyone around her feel welcome. We have lost a very special person, part of our family.'

    Mourning fans: A grieving fan wearing an Amy Winehouse printed T-shirt sheds a tear outside her home in front of cameras



    Leaving notes: Youngsters gather around the area of flowers to leave their personalised messages to the late singer

    While the owner of her favourite pub The Hawley Arms said: ‘She was a special person with a good soul and this should not have happened. We will sorely miss her.’

    Speaking on Friday night just hours before her death, Tony Bennett who had recently had a recording session with Amy, praised her talent.

    While being interviewed on Radio 4’s Front Row programme, he said: ‘Amy was beautiful, she was something that I respect an awful lot, she was quite nervous. I met Sinatra and he was nervous too.

    ‘What I like about her is that she’s truly a good jazz singer, she’s not making believe it, she’s singing completely original and inventive. And I don’t know another young artist that does that.’




    Tragic loss: Amy's on/off boyfriend Reg Traviss seen outside her house yesterday after her body was found and heartbroken friend of Amy's Aisleyne Horgan-Wallace also outside her home




    Close knit family: Amy with her father Mitch as they awaited the news of her Grammy Award in London in 200

    The 27-year-old star, who had fought a long and well-publicised battle with drink and drug addiction, was pronounced dead after police were called to her £2.5 million three-storey home in North London.
    Scotland Yard have said a post-mortem examination won’t take place before tomorrow and they cannot yet confirm the exact cause of death until the results are received.
    But it has been claimed that she was seen buying drugs from a dealer in Camden just after 10:30pm on Friday night.
    A source told The People that she was seen buying substances, believed to be cocaine, heroin, ecstasy and ketamine leading up to the hours before her death.
    She is also thought to have been drinking heavily, which may have been the trigger of a lethal concoction of drugs and alcohol – leading to a suspected overdose.

    nconsolable: Amy Winehouse, who died yesterday, was said to be distraught about her split from film director Reg Traviss



    Camden home: Amy's flat in North London, where her body was found yesterday afternoon by police

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    Quote Originally Posted by twitchy2.0 View Post
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    Quote Originally Posted by WhateverLolaWants View Post
    Was there a ham sandwich involved?

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    Quote Originally Posted by caramel View Post
    can i spank them a little?
    Hopefully you mean me and Mrs.V not the noobs.
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    Quote Originally Posted by VenusInFauxFurs View Post
    Hopefully you mean me and Mrs.V not the noobs.
    i meant the noobs but spanking u guys seems more tingling for my mingles
    we don't have to make love to have an orgasm

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    I can get behind this.
    When your daughter plays "House," she pretends to be an annoying doctor with a pill-addiction and a limp.

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    Vouch!
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    oh well, it was inevitable. I wish she could have rehabilitated, but her demons were too strong. sad.

    This was the last song Amy "performed" with her band and singers
    http://youtu.be/eq-NGPrbuG8?hd=1

    "You're wondering now, what to do, now you know this is the end
    You're wondering how, you will pay, for the way you did behave

    Curtain has fallen, now you're on your own
    I won't return, forever you will wait "
    When you came in the air went out. And every shadow filled up with doubt. I don't know who you think you are, But before the night is through,I wanna do bad things with you.

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    Nice commentary by Russell Brand.

    When I was a kid we had neighbors who had a son who was a hard-core drug user. Their son was 7 or 8 yrs older than me but we knew their family, they knew ours. Everyone on our block knew their son, he was the neighborhood junkie. He'd ride around on a bike, going through trush bins on trash day looking for cans and bottles so he could get enough money to get his fix. He was in juvenile detention centers, half-way homes, jail & prison his entire life. He'd get so bad we thought for sure he was going to die. Amazing how their son is STILL alive! He's 48 yrs old, still at home with his parents, still kicking. He's still in the neighborhood. Not a violent guy but I've often suspected his parents were enablers who gave him money so he didn't have to resort to stuff like that. He actually doesn't look as bad as you'd expect for someone who's been on drugs 35 yrs at least. On top of the heroin and speed, it's as if the damn alcohol has preserved him like a pickle. His rehab was prison. It was the only time he really cleaned up and stayed sober. His parents are good people. Their other 2 kids are drug-free. Wierd how that happens.

    Amy Winehouse was a famous singer who had money. Had she not been, she probably would've been digging through dumpsters too. One is no better than the other, she just had other resources to get her drugs. She at least had the opportunity and money to get help, a lot of people don't.

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    All the '27 club' references are funny, they remind me of how serious we all took this in junior high. And the old Robert Johnson myth about selling his soul to the devil is always good for a laugh.



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    Quote Originally Posted by PrettyGirl View Post
    Amy Winehouse was a famous singer who had money. Had she not been, she probably would've been digging through dumpsters too. One is no better than the other, she just had other resources to get her drugs. She at least had the opportunity and money to get help, a lot of people don't.
    I agree that she would probably be dumpster diving had she not had money. But money is not the pre-requisite to getting help. There are many, many people who get sobriety without going to fancy treatment centres. All it takes is a real willingness, and imo an anonymous support group of fellow alcoholics.

    I will say this. I think most of us on this board have drank to excess and been drunk at least once. I would also hazard a guess that many of us have tried pot. If you have an addictive personality and the right combination of personality traits, that's all it takes. No one plans to become an addict. Any one of us could be in the same boat, simply because we partied at one time or another. To some, it's harmless fun, to others, it's the path to death. Hopefully that might give someone pause before judging an addict as someone who chooses to do drugs or alcohol.
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    The people who think addiction is a choice can pull their heads outta their arse. It's a disease, one that is not enjoyable. There for the grace of god go I and what-not.
    When your daughter plays "House," she pretends to be an annoying doctor with a pill-addiction and a limp.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nancydrew View Post
    Uh, not to be an ass, but yeah... she is.
    Gee, I'm a 60 year grandma and I certainly knew who she was.

    Brand blog was beautiful. Maybe I will buy one of his books.
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