It is with great sadness I read about Amy Winehouse, who died this past weekend from apparent substance abuse at age 27. She was so very talented and had won five Grammy Awards in 2008.
Like other talented artists who died young due to substance abuse, I find this very sad. As for myself, I can truly relate and understand a little what people like Amy are going through, gor I have been clean and sober for 12 years now and thank God for that.
Unfortunately, some people like Amy don't get the message until it is too late. My prayers go out to her family at this most difficult time.
Frederick R. Bedell, Jr.
Glen Oaks Village