This is sad news. Recording artist Amy Winehouse was found dead in her London home today at age 27. The troubled singer battled mental health issues and drug and alcohol addiction for most of her life. The cause of death is currently unknown, but is being investigated. Her 2006 album, Back To Black, wont five Grammys and was hugely popular, spawning singles: Rehab, You Know I’m No Good & Love Is A Losing Game.
While this is very sad news, to many, it was an expected event. Winehouse battled with a crack cocaine addiction, was refusing to record her follow up record and was missing tour dates constantly. It is a reminder to us all that mental health issues are serious business. There’s no shame in getting help, just as there’s no shame in getting help for Diabetes.