Amy Winehouse was one of the most extraordinary jazz singers of this generation -- and her self-destructive ways, dysfunctional family, bad marriage, and the insane, invasive nature of the media all ensured an early end.
Lucian Freud and Amy Winehouse are the two names that aren't likely to show up in the same sentence. But since they both died in London recently within the same week, the pair had me think about them together.
With Winehouse's global notoriety, it is hoped that her death will not be in vain. Though she cannot be brought back, her story can be told, understood and used to help those who suffer from addictions and to facilitate awareness for those that love them.
Despite Amy Winehouse's sometimes outlandish antics, she made the ladies who listened to her want to be a bit naughty themselves. A modern-day rebel without a cause, she epitomized the life and times of a genuine rock and roller.
For her father, Mitch, the objectification of Amy Winehouse is part of the problem. The more insatiable the public interest in the details of her downward spiral, the longer it will take her to recover
I like Amy Winehouse. But I worry that her behavior will finally catch up with her, that her record label will drop her, her fortune goes up in smoke or her nose, and one day I get that inevitable call.