Lady Gaga, Courtney Love, Kelly Clarkson + more stars mourn Amy Winehouse’s death
(SPOT.ph) Musicians all over the world are mourning the death of international singer Amy Winehouse, reports Rolling Stone magazine. Winehouse, 27, famous for her album Back to Black and infamous for her drug problems and erratic behavior, was found dead in her Camden Square London Apartment on Saturday, July 23 (GMT).
In a CNN article, the Recording Academy, the body responsible for the Grammys, issued a statement describing Winehouse "a dynamic performer and musician who seamlessly blended rock, jazz, pop, and soul and created a sound all her own." They ended the statement with: "She will forever be remembered for her immense talent, and her music will live on for generations to come. Our deepest sympathies go out to her family, friends, and fans during this difficult time." Winehouse won five Grammys back in 2008.
American singer Tony Bennett, who sang a "Body and Soul" duet with Winehouse, called her "an extraordinary musician with a rare intuition as a vocalist" while the Dap-Kings, featured in Back to Black, released a statement saying, "We are very sad to have lost Amy Winehouse today. She was one of a kind and we were fortunate to have had the chance to make music with her... It is a tragedy that she was taken from us so soon when she had much more music to give." Courtney Love, whose husband Kurt Cobain committed suicide at the same age, was severely affected by the death. "I’m not even going to say, ’Waste of glorious sublime talent,’ which I feel," Love told Rolling Stone. "I’m (expletive) gutted. I tried with her, I tried twice."
Other musicians took to Twitter to express their sympathies. Producer Mark Ronson, who shared the Record of the Year Grammy with Winehouse in 2008, tweeted: "she was my musical soulmate & like a sister to me. this is one of the saddest days of my life." Lady Gaga also tweeted, "Amy changed pop music forever, I remember knowing there was hope, and feeling not alone because of her. She lived jazz, she lived the blues." Other stars like Fall Out Boy’s Pete Wentz, Lim Bizkit’s Fred Durst, Blink-182’s Mark Hoppus, and M.I.A., among others, posted "R.I.P. Amy." American Idol Kelly Clarkson, meanwhile, dedicated a blog entry to Winehouse where she expressed anger over the crooner’s early death.
In a series of tweets, Australian rocker Brody Dalle wrote, "I’m shocked even though i knew she wasn’t long for this world," "it was obvious watching her last performance that she was in a seriously dark and fucked up place, she shouldn’t have been on stage at all," and finally that "her death was inevitable." Dalle was referring to Winehouse’s controversial performance in Serbia where fans booed her off stage after appearing drunk and slurring through most of her songs.