September 14, 1983 – July 23, 2011
“If you can’t sort something out for yourself, no one can helpyou.”
We all laughed at her. She made it so easy.
Aside from her being a psychological andphysical 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 forfans. Even if they rang her doorbell unannounced, Amy would always spare thetime. 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 boobson show, gets drunk, gropes waiters and is rude to male staff. She’s hardlythe 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, alot of people commented that she looked better than she had in a longtime.
Her PR spokesperson Chris Goodman said, “Amy was on her own at homeapart from a security guard who we had appointed to help look after her over thepast couple of years. [at 10pm] She was in her bedroom after saying she wanted tosleep and when we went to wake her he found she wasn’t breathing.”
Police were called by London Ambulance to anaddress in Camden Square NW1 shortly before 16.05hrs today, Saturday 23, July,following reports of a woman found deceased. On arrival officers found thebody of a 27-year-old female who was pronounced dead at the scene. Enquiries continue into the circumstances of the death. At this earlystage, 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 hergod-daughter DionneBromfield. This was just three days before she died..
You never know whenit’s going to be your last.
Amy’s body removed from her home
According to one source, she had been dead forabout 6 hours, and “rigor mortis had set in.”
Amy’s body was taken to the Coroner’s office in St. Pancras and identified byher parents.
Clearly devastated, Kelly Osbourne could only lift her fingers enough to text the following 140 characters:
‘I can’t even breath right now I’mcrying so hard I just lost one of my best friends. I love you for everAmy and will never forget the real you!’
Microsoft tweeted (and apologized),
‘Remember Amy Winehouse by downloading the groundbreaking Back To Blackover at Zune.’
Twitter and Facebook have destroyed people’sboundaries.
According to one report, Amy’s doctor hadexamined her on Friday, July 22nd and found “nothingwrong.” Another report states that she was seen buyingdrugs in Camden at 10:30 Friday evening. Tabloids have everything goingon. Cocaine, alcohol, ketamine…
Her death is ruled “not suspicious” and official cause of death willnot be announced until the toxicology tests are completed.
Amy’s house has become a shrine for fans to leave flowers andmementoes.
Her divorced mother and father visitedthe scene and viewed the memorial that had formed. Amy’s father, Mitch,was”devastated and speechless.” He went on to thank reporters andfans. A guard was posted outside the home.
Funeral part 1: 150 people attended a funeralon July 27th at London’s Edgwarebury Cemetery. Rabbi Frank Hellnerofficiated 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 bysaying, “Goodnight, my Angel. Sleep tight. Mummy and Daddy love youever 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 GoldersGreen Crematorium.
The Family spokesman Chris Goodman, said “onlyfamily members and close friends would be present,” and added:”Cremation is partof the family’s tradition.”
The chapel at Golders Green Crematorium
Funeral part 3: Shiva – the Jewishceremony of bereavement – will be observed for two days starting at 5pm on July26th at the Schinder Hall at Southgate Progressive Synagogue. After thecremation, guests arrived at the hall to share their memories ofAmy.
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, butif Amy’s body was just cremated, that package has got to be pretty warm. Just sayin…
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 herhouse, and inside, on the passenger seat floor, is a pair of Amy’s favoriteshoes.
Let the “Rehab, No No No” jokescommence.
We Have Mailbox!
Findadeath friend Luke paid a visit toAmy’s house and snapped these images.
Luke states, “Just a point, most of thepeople at her “shrine” were tourists and a lot were having theirphotograhs taken with the shrine in the background as if it were a regulartourist spot. I suppose for some it might become one now. No-oneactually seemed upset. (I suppose those peole visited in the earlydays.) It seems they just wanted tos ee what was going on (but, as a deathhag, what can I say?!)
Luke mentioned that people asked the security guard if they couldpost letters to Amy.
Nice to know that Findadeath has a presencethere. Thanks, Luke!
I think it’s the post-it notes that Amy willappreciate most.
Exactly three years prior to her death, Amy’swax figure was unveiled by her parents at MadameTussaud’s.
Thank you to Jim in Napa, Liesel, Audrey inArkieland, and Rapidette.