As news about the death of British singer Amy Winehouse spread on Saturday, fans and fellow celebrities took to social media to mourn her passing.
DJ Sam Ronson, whose brother Mark helped put Winehouse on the musical map, tweeted "RIP Amy Winehouse" and lamented that "I'm not sure how anyone with a soul can make jokes about the passing of one of the most talented artists this generation will see."
Singer Ricky Martin tweeted "I just found out. I feel pain. I feel anger. Rest beautiful girl rest. You are free! #RIPAMY" while actress Jessica Alba tweeted "So sad about Amy Winehouse -she was so talented. Really tragic." FULL POST
The reported death of troubled singer Amy Winehouse at the age of 27 is a sad reminder of several other musical stars who also passed away at the same age.
Known in pop culture as "The 27 Club," this unfortunate collective of stars remains forever frozen in fans minds at that age, with many of them believed to have had their best work yet ahead of them.
With her death, Winehouse joins the group which includes:
Singer Amy Winehouse was found dead at her apartment in London Saturday, the UK Press Association reported. She was 27.
The "Rehab" singer had a history of battling drugs and alcohol and recently left a British rehabilitation program that a representative said was intended to prepare her for scheduled European concerts.
But she cut short the European concert tour in Belgrade, Serbia, last month after she staggered around the stage and stumbled through several songs.
Beyonce isn't afraid of hard work - she's admitted she has a hard time taking a vacation - but it sounds like the singer and actress is going to turn her grind up to 11 for "A Star is Born."
Clint Eastwood tapped the 29-year-old for his spin on the story of an emerging starlet and her relationship with an older thespian.
"I met with Clint and I was so nervous and I know that it is the biggest opportunity of my life. I will work as hard as I can," she says in an interview with Reuters. "Because I can't wait. And I am so happy that he trusts me and I am in good hands and I am so fortunate."
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