Remembering Amy Winehouse

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Amy Winehouse died of alcohol poisoning  on July 23, 2011, at the tender age of 27.  Her album Back to Black posthumously became, for a time, the UK’s best-selling album of the 21st century.

In 2012, Winehouse was ranked 26th on VH1’s   100 Greatest Women In Music. She had a voice of an angel who through her music shared stories of real life.  It has been 5 years since her death yet, her memory still lives on. Her unique  voice and music is timeless.

It is time for society  to understand no one asks to be an addict. Just like Chaka Khan, and other celebrities  who struggle with addiction and mental health disorders,   living life of fame and money is not all society makes it to be. SOMETIMES it is a lonely life.  It is time to stop judging a person who does not fit the profile of what society calls normal. Hell what is normal?

Today people such as myself who understand the challenges of addiction, depression and suicide need continued support. It is not easy. Nor is it a quick fix, however there is hope and help. Just Don’t give Up!Memoirs Of An Addict: Fact or Fiction

For those who never got the pleasure of seeing Amy Winehouse here is a short tape of this beautiful soul, presented by PEOPLE Magazine http://www.msn.com/en-us/music/video/remembering-amy-winehouse/vi-BBuItsS?ocid=mailsignout  and for those who never her Amy’s voice here is one of my favorite with the legendary Tony Bennett.

For my brothers and sisters in the struggle, continue to hold on!