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to think it is NOT Amy Winehouses familys fault that she is dead

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BeyondTheLimitsOfAcceptability Sat 23-Jul-11 21:41:05

Okay yes its another one, but a separate point...

On sky news, a woman being interviewed (I didnt catch who she was) said that her family "should have done more" to prevent her death. Is that not absolutely disgusting..? shock

MissPenteuth Sat 23-Jul-11 21:42:31

What a lovely comment for them to hear when they've just lost their daughter angry. I'm sure they did everything they possibly could. What parent wouldn't?

worraliberty Sat 23-Jul-11 21:43:03

Perhaps she knows them personally and is privvy to information that we're not?

sleepindogz Sat 23-Jul-11 21:43:22

as far as my limited knowledge about her goes, they were the only ones who did try to help her help herself, unfortunately she chose not to accept it

they are the ones who will be suffering now

TheMagnificentBathykolpian Sat 23-Jul-11 21:44:14

Yes. It would be interesting to know what she felt could have been done. Lock her up?

Because that's the only thing that one person can do to physically stop another person from exercising their free will.

And it is illegal to hold someone captive.

Or perhaps she feels that the parents should have wagged their fingers and said "now stop it, young lady" and she would have stopped at once.

You cannot stop an adult from making their own decisions and choices in life.

I suppose she feels that something in the upbringing was to blame? <sigh>

Joolyjoolyjoo Sat 23-Jul-11 21:46:30

shock The joys of celebrity- everyone and anyone is entitled to their uninformed and ill-thought-out opinion. I'm sure her parents have more to worry about at this time than this silly comment, but as far as I could see, Amy Winehouse was her own person, and was privvy to lots of help but sadly couldn't use it in time.

CRS Sat 23-Jul-11 21:46:42

Like someone said on another thread "Judge not lest you might be judged".

Wormshuffler Sat 23-Jul-11 21:47:54

Her name is Kim Dawson, she is a hack at the daily star. What a vial vial thing to say, as if her family won't be feeling bad enough.

Ingles2 Sat 23-Jul-11 21:48:08

what a wicked thing to say ... and what exactly are that poor family supposed to have done to curtail her drug addiction exactly?
I feel every sympathy for the family, and sadness at the waste of a life.

TidyDancer Sat 23-Jul-11 21:48:46

I suspect there were people in Amy's life who didn't have her best interests at heart, but I sincerely doubt they are her family members.

issynoko Sat 23-Jul-11 21:51:07

I know her family (through a friend) and they were constantly trying to help her. My mum's sister was an alchoholic and the years and years of trying to help were a terrible strain. People need to help themselves in the end. My auntie died in a terrible, sad, lonely way, also found dead in her home. Mum had Alzheimers by then and I just didn't get to her in time - not that time. Still felt I should have done. She was older but it was still awful.

NormanTebbit Sat 23-Jul-11 21:51:29


springydaffs Sat 23-Jul-11 21:51:59

I didn't know she had died! <cry> <cry> <cry>

God, that is just so bloody sad. Her poor family sad Agree it is a crap thing to say. Probably written by someone whose kids - if they have any - are all tickety boo. at present

Oh I'm just so upset by this. I really hoped she'd make it.

mumnotmachine Sat 23-Jul-11 21:52:10

From what Ive previously seen when Amy Winehouse was in the media for her antics, her parents tried everything to help her, as a parent would.

Sadly there is so only so much help that can be given.

Amy has been on a downward spiral for many years, to the stage where realistically she was beyond help.

The only person responsible for her demise is herself

A tragic end, another talented young life, wasted to drink and drugs
At least the nightmare is over for her, I feel so sorry for her family

TidyDancer Sat 23-Jul-11 21:54:35

I wonder if this is all coming out of the fact that Amy's dad enjoyed the limelight? I think there is a general feeling of dislike about the man. It's no excuse for what has been said subsequently though, but I suspect that might be why there is less feeling for him. Awful.

intelligenceitself Sat 23-Jul-11 21:55:07

My God how disrespectful can you get shock

TidyDancer Sat 23-Jul-11 21:56:40

Was that directed at me? If so, I think you've got me wrong!

worraliberty Sat 23-Jul-11 21:56:44

Why shouldn't Amy's Dad enjoy the limelight? confused

Amy did, didn't she?

TidyDancer Sat 23-Jul-11 21:57:53

I'm not saying he shouldn't actually, I was just pointing out that he has been disliked in the press for it. And that perhaps that's why they are being less generous to him/the family now. It's fucking disgraceful.

ivykaty44 Sat 23-Jul-11 21:58:26

If families could prevent their off spring from becoming drug addicts or stop them once they had - they would wouldn't they...?

worraliberty Sat 23-Jul-11 21:59:08

Oh I see Tidy sorry blush

intelligenceitself Sat 23-Jul-11 22:00:40

No Tidy the Kim arsehole Dawson woman

TidyDancer Sat 23-Jul-11 22:01:07

Ah right, just wanted to be sure! I agree. sad

lilolilmanchester Sat 23-Jul-11 22:05:20

well, whatever the ins and outs, only the family knows what has really gone on , and regardless, they have lost a precious & beloved person today, they should be allowed to grieve without people throwing this crap at them

MrsSnow Sat 23-Jul-11 22:07:26

Drugs are addictive, what family can fight against the power that they have over an individual? I think the family are probably feeling raw enough as it is, they certainly don't need guilt. YANBU

Death through drugs are just sad

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