"If you can't sort something out for yourself, no one can help
We all laughed at her. She made it so easy.
Aside from her being a psychological and
physical disaster, I've only ever heard good things about her as a human.
She was described as "a sparkly character," and she always had a moment for
fans. Even if they rang her doorbell unannounced, Amy would always spare the
time. That alone sets her apart from most.
On the downside, while on holiday back in 2009:
a source at a resort claimed that
"She walks around in the same grimy bikini bottoms each day with her boobs
on show, gets drunk, gropes waiters and is rude to male staff. She's hardly
the most popular guest."
Hell knows she had a lot of personal problems -
all of which can easily be found elsewhere. At the time of her death, a
lot of people commented that she looked better than she had in a long
Her PR spokesperson Chris Goodman said, "Amy was on her own at home
apart from a security guard who we had appointed to help look after her over the
past couple of years. [at 10pm] She was in her bedroom after saying she wanted to
sleep and when we went to wake her he found she wasn't breathing."
Police were called by London Ambulance to an
address in Camden Square NW1 shortly before 16.05hrs today, Saturday 23, July,
following reports of a woman found directory. On arrival officers found the
body of a 27-year-old female who was pronounced dead at the scene.
Enquiries continue into the circumstances of the death. At this early
stage, it is being treated as unexplained.
Amy shared this home with her cat, Sky.
Paramedics discovered Amy's body at 3:54pm
Amy's last moment on stage was an appearance to support her
Bromfield. This was just three days before she died..
You never know when
it's going to be your last.
Amy's body removed from her home
According to one source, she had been dead for
about 6 hours, and "rigor mortis had set in."
Amy's body was taken to the Coroner's office in St. Pancras and identified by
Clearly devastated, Kelly Osbourne could only lift her fingers enough to text the following 140 characters:
'I can't even breath right now I'm
crying so hard I just lost one of my best friends. I love you for ever
Amy and will never forget the real you!'
Microsoft tweeted (and apologized),
'Remember Amy Winehouse by downloading the groundbreaking Back To Black over at Zune.'
Twitter and Facebook have destroyed people's
According to one report, Amy's doctor had
examined her on Friday, July 22nd and found "nothing
wrong." Another report states that she was seen buying
drugs in Camden at 10:30 Friday evening. Tabloids have everything going
on. Cocaine, alcohol, ketamine...
Her death is ruled "not suspicious" and official cause of death will
not be announced until the toxicology tests are completed.
Amy's house has become a shrine for fans to leave flowers and
Her divorced mother and father visited
the scene and viewed the memorial that had formed. Amy's father, Mitch,
"devastated and speechless." He went on to thank reporters and
fans. A guard was posted outside the home.
Funeral part 1: 150 people attended a funeral
on July 27th at London's Edgwarebury Cemetery. Rabbi Frank Hellner
officiated the ceremony. Kelly Osbourne,
producer Mark Ronson, Family and friends attended as her father eulogized his daughter. He told stories about her childhood and ended by
saying, "Goodnight, my Angel. Sleep tight. Mummy and Daddy love you
ever so much."
Amy's funeral programme
That last song of the service was Carole King's "So Far Away".
Funeral part 2: Amy was cremated at Golders
The Family spokesman Chris Goodman, said "only
family members and close friends would be present," and added:
"Cremation is part
of the family's tradition."
The chapel at Golders Green Crematorium
Funeral part 3: Shiva - the Jewish
ceremony of bereavement - will be observed for two days starting at 5pm on July
26th at the Schinder Hall at Southgate Progressive Synagogue. After the
cremation, guests arrived at the hall to share their memories of
That's a lot of funeral.
According to TMZ - this is Amy's security team, holding Amy's cremains.
The man in the middle is Andrew Morris, the man who discovered Amy's body.
I like that they posed - the team together one last time.
I'm not sure of the logistics of all of this, but
if Amy's body was just cremated, that package has got to be pretty warm.
Amy was very well known for wearing ballet slippers.
Sometimes they didn't look pretty.
Amy's car is/was still parked in front of her
house, and inside, on the passenger seat floor, is a pair of Amy's favorite
Let the "Rehab, No No No" jokes
We Have Mailbox!
Findadeath friend Luke paid a visit to
Amy's house and snapped these images.
Luke states, "Just a point, most of the
people at her "shrine" were tourists and a lot were having their
photograhs taken with the shrine in the background as if it were a regular
tourist spot. I suppose for some it might become one now. No-one
actually seemed upset. (I suppose those peole visited in the early
days.) It seems they just wanted tos ee what was going on (but, as a death
hag, what can I say?!)
Luke mentioned that people asked the security guard if they could
post letters to Amy.
Nice to know that Findadeath has a presence
there. Thanks, Luke!
I think it's the post-it notes that Amy will
Exactly three years prior to her death, Amy's
wax figure was unveiled by her parents at Madame
Thank you to Jim in Napa, Liesel, Audrey in
Arkieland, and Rapidette.