Amy WinehouseThis morning's news of Amy Winehouse's death definitely struck a chord with me, as a recovering alcoholic myself. It also struck a very emotional chord in Hollywood, where too often they see drug and alcohol addiction and its most horrific outcomes.
Unless you're an addict or recovering addict or love or have loved an addict, it may be hard to sympathize with Winehouse, who seemed hell bent on self destruction. However, what many don't understand is that addicts like Winehouse who use their addiction to cope are often just trying to figure out how to live. It's never pretty, but it's true. They don't know any other way and often feel like jumping out of their own skin. I know I did a lot of the time. Unless they are able to truly tap into the coping tools available through rehab and get help with emotional issues, dependency becomes incurable -- and one of the most heartbreaking life struggles there is.
Read on to see 25+ celebrity reactions to Amy Winehouse's passing.
It seems Hollywood and its biggest celebrities are very familiar and in tune with what it means to be an addict and are feeling genuinely heartfelt over the loss of such a talented artist.
Dear God have mercy!!! I am SICK about this right now! #DearAmy
I am genuinely heartbroken about this #DearAmy
U made a MAJAH impression on this industry and throughout the world, in such a short space of time...too short! #ICONSneverDIE
RIP Amy Winehouse. May she finally find peace.
I just heard the news that Amy Winehouse passed away. What a true talent. I pray she's in a better place & at peace.
Wow! I just heard about Amy Winehouse passing away! Wow! So sad :( what an amazing talent.
i cant even breath right my now im crying so hard i just lost 1 of my best friends. i love you forever Amy & will never forget the real you!
SO sad, another lost to addiction. A reminder this is often a fatal condition. Recovery is possible, but sadly not for Amy Winehouse
I am always shocked when someone dies because I prefer to have hope for recovery than expect failure, having dealt with addiction myself.
Im so upset that Amy didnt make it out of the prison that is drugs/alcohol addiction.She was such a funny and unique soul.I'm so sad rghtNow
Years ago Sudeikis told me Winehouse's "Valerie" was as good a start-the-day song you'll hear. He was right. I'll miss her.
i just found out. I feel pain. I feel anger. Rest beautiful girl rest. You are free! #RIPAMY
I'm not sure how anyone with a soul can make jokes about the passing of one of the most talented artists this generation will see.
Kanye said it best "If you admire somebody, you should go 'head and tell em' People never get the flowers while they can still smell em"
RIP Amy Winehouse. You gave the world something its never heard before. Thank you for being a true inspiration..
Devastated to hear about Amy Winehouse...she was truly one of a kind...
A very sad day. The world lost an incredible talent... My thoughts and prayers are with her family and loved ones.
I cannot contain my sadness and my anger about Amy Winehouse. Rest in peace child, it is a deeply sad day for many reasons!
My friend just told me Amy Winehouse died of a drug overdose! Man - what a loss!! DRUGS SUCK!!!
Amy Winehouse, I'm sad that you couldn't ever find peace & beat your addiction & that we won't get any of the songs you would've written...
Amy Winehouse. How sad.
So sad to hear of #amywinehouse
's death. I always wish that talented artists with addictions can overcome these kinds of problems.
a reminder to respect and be grateful for our gifts. RIP amy winehouse. #imnosaint
A sad and tragic loss of a true artist. Rest in peace Amy Winehouse.
Truly sad news about Amy Winehouse. My heart goes out to her family. May her troubled soul find peace.
So sad about Amy Winehouse -she was so talented. Really tragic.
Amy Winehouse will make more money from her music dead than when she was alive.
So sad to hear about Amy Winehouse. What a talent, way to young to die. Addiction is such a deadly disease. She's now in a better place.
some people can't handle it and it's terribly sad, another great talent gone gone gone. amy winehouse.
oh no not amy winehouse. great great writer! Bye Amy! We love you! rest in peace
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