San Antonio fans of Amy Winehouse are reacting to the death of the singer today.
Winehouse joined the ranks of entertainers who died at age 27. Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, Jim Morrison, and Kurt Cobain are just a few of many young musicians who died at that age.
“I can’t believe she is gone,” Gloria Aguilar, said as she listened to Winehouse on her Ipod while waiting for the bus on Commerce and St. Mary’s. “Why do so many talented people have to die so young?”
Winehouse, who is best known for her 2006 album “Back to Black,” has been struggling with alcohol abuse and drug habits for years. London police said she was found dead in her home today.
“Some of us do our hair like this (a beehive)and got our tattoos because she did,” Aguilar’s friend Debbie Ortiz explained. “She had such soul in her voice and all I can do is cry.”
Winehouse won five Grammy’s from the hit album that blended soul, jazz, and rock music.
“I’m not too surprised because so much has been written about how she was booed from the stage recently because she was so messed up,” George Ortiz, brother of Debbie, added. “It seems like a lot of musicians died at age 27.”
Brian Jones, one of the original band members of the Rolling Stones died at that age.
Other entertainers who died at age 27 include Jesse Belvin (who co-wrote the classic 50’s song “Earth Angel”), Ron ‘Pigpen’ McKernan (founding member of Grateful Dead), Kristen Pfaff (member of band Hole), and Freaky Tah (rap group Lozt Boyz).
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