Tragic death of a young entertainment diva leaves few surprised. Lindsay, are you watching?
Sometimes people are hell bent on destroying themselves, for reasons none of us understand. Often, it’s the brightest most creative and innovative people, like Amy Winehouse, Jimmy Hendrix, Jim Morrison Janis Joplin, Kurt Cobain, Jean Harlow and Heath Ledger. It’s hard to lose people who inspire us when they are so young.
Abraham Lincoln said, “Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man’s character, give him power.” For a lot of musicians just replace the word “power” with “money.” It’s likely that Amy Winehouse would still be alive if she’s never made it big. Why is that?
The tragedy for artists like Amy is that often. when they make it big they are surrounded by people who are living off of them. Because these agents and professional “handlers” are so dependent on the artists to whom they are attached, they profess to really care. When it comes time for a true intervention it’s an agent or a record company trying to do it. That’s ridiculous. An intervention only works when someone who truly loves you, is at the core of it.
Amy, like so many others, didn’t have that. Or, if she did, they were shoved to the sidelines so that stakeholders could manage their “product.” We’ve seen it so many times with Britney Spears, Lindsay Lohan and Charlie Sheen.
Yet when it really happens, somehow, we’re still shocked.
God be with you Amy. May you find the peace and love on the other side that eluded you here.