When singer Amy Winehouse rose to the to top of the music scene she was charming and adorable, beautiful and incredibly talented. She knew how to sell herself with her beehive doo and cat like painted eyes which was inspired from her fascination with the girl groups of the 60’s.
Before she made it big she had a more natural fresh faced look. A video of her speaking about her favorite artists and her work showed she was arm and pleasant and extremely self confident as you can se/
Year after year as she performed she became more beautiful and more radiant.
When she did her Rehab video, she was at her peak as you can see in the above photo. It is a shame that she did not do the opposite of what the lyrics in the song suggested and “go to rehab” and stay there until she could function properly.
Amy w. She was quoted as saying that she did not like fame or seek it, She said she was a musician.
But she got fame sought her out as you can see by the crowd at the Glastonbury event . The adulation and the public scrutiny was too much to bear. She began to self destruct.
Her marriage to husband Blake Civil Felder may have fueled her drug addiction. Here we see a zoned out Amy and Blake trying to feed her a pill of some sort off of the tip of his tongue.
Amy’s relationship with husband Blake ended badly in violence and in a divorce.
She had several bouts in reahab and stated that she was diagnosed as having bipolar disorder. She also stated in the press that she rrefused to take any drugs to treat the condition.
In one very poignant interview she said I am my own worst enemy, The interviewer tried to correct her and said you mean you are your won worst critic. Amy looked at him and said, no I am my own worst enemy.
Amy hanging out with musician Peter Doherty of the group Babyshambles and doing drugs with him proved she was right- that she was indeed her own worst enemy. She admitted to drinking a lot . here was no doubt that she was taking drugs as it was captured on a video on youtube.
From the looks if this photo with the sores on her face she may very well have been doing meth.She also got extremely thin.
She ended up in the hospital on several occasions which may have been drug related. She tried to go out n the road again and was met with boos and hisses in Serbia and other countries when she just stood on state and didn’t sing. her backup singers had to take over.
Whether it was the extreme embarrassment of being booed off a stage, being overwhelmed by performing, not wanting to do it anymore, her heartbreak over Blake, being so severely addicted she couldn’t cope, Amy either did herself in purposely or accidentally.
If Amy would have stopped taking drugs to medicate her and started to take bipolar medication to mediate her , she may be still be alive.
Her father Mitch was very supportive of her throughout her life and throughout her career, It is ironic that his daughter died the day he was to make his singing debut in NYC. As soon as he found out, he rushed home.
My heart goes out to Amy’s dad and mom and to the rest of her family. Her short life inspired so many with her music. It also serves as a huge lesson to young people that drugs can kill. RIP Amy!