Amy Jade Winehouse 1983-2011

Amy Jade Winehouse 1983-2011

Amy was born.  Amy conquered. Then Amy was conquered.  So young.  For months now Mitch and Janis Winehouse have fought for everyone to believe that Amy was sober when she died, that she died not from alcohol poisoning but from withdrawal. Quite honestly Mitch and Janis had me believing it. My heart felt heavy every time I heard them speak about her and the situation.  My heart felt like it was ripping into a million pieces every time I heard Mitch say that she was great and truth be told she was always just his little girl.  We found out yesterday that this wasn’t the case; that Amy had more than 5 times the legal limit in her system to drive a car.  She died from death by ‘misadventure’.

I personally don’t care how much she had in her system, she wasn’t driving a car anyway.  I do however care that she died.  Right after ‘it’ happened; I felt enormous anger at this woman I have never even met.  She let herself be taken over by this lie, she let herself be taken away from so many people who loved her by believing in this disgusting lie.  In truth though, she didn’t let it happen, she didn’t want it to happen, she just wanted the buzz, the acceptance within herself, the cool Amy to shine through.  So the story of alcoholism goes for so many of us.

Amy was born.  Amy conquered and then Amy was conquered.

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