The superstar comedian, author and actor, Russell Brand took to his official blog and wrote on the shocking and untimely passing of singer Amy Winehouse. The news of the star’s passing has left fans, and of course, the family and friends stunned over the loss. There is no doubt that there are many people grieving for the star, and are saddened to see that her life has now ended. Brand in his blog, discusses the star, and he also talks about addicition.
As Us Magazine reports, Russell Brand wrote on the passing of singer Amy Winehouse via his blog. He discussed what it was like to first meet the star, and revealed how he feels about the saddening loss of the star. Among the things he wrote are:
“Now Amy Winehouse is dead, like many others whose unnecessary deaths have been retrospectively romanticized at 27 years old. Whether this tragedy was preventable or not is now irrelevant. It is not preventable today. We have lost a beautiful and talented woman to this disease. Not all addicts have Amy’s incredible talent. Or Kurt [Cobain]’s or Jimi [Hendrix]’s or Janis [Joplin]’s. Some people just get the affliction. All we can do is adapt the way we view this condition, not as a crime or a romantic affectation but as a disease that will kill. We need to review the way society treats addicts, not as criminals but as sick people in need of care. We need to look at the way our government funds rehabilitation. It is cheaper to rehabilitate an addict than to send them to prison, so criminalization doesn’t even make economic sense. Not all of us know someone with the incredible talent that Amy had but we all know drunks and junkies and they all need help and the help is out there. All they have to do is pick up the phone and make the call. Or not. Either way, there will be a phone call.”
It has been devastating for many fans to learn of the news of the passing of Winehouse. There has been a number of fans to leave flowers and the like outside of the home of the singer. Everyone is wishing that this did not come to pass, and are expressing their condolences for the family and friends of the star via popular social networks such as Twitter.
What do you think of what Russell Brand wrote of singer Amy Winehouse? Were you sad and stunned when the news was broken in the media? Are you a fan of Winehouse — if so, do you have a favorite song?
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