Celebrities Tweet Responses to Winehouse's Death

Published July 23, 2011

| Associated Press

Following is a selection of quotes tweeted Saturday in response to soul-jazz singer Amy Winehouse's death:
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"She was my musical soulmate and like a sister to me. This is one of the saddest days of my life." -- Producer Mark Ronson, who has worked closely with the singer
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"Amy Winehouse was an artist of immense proportions and I am deeply saddened to learn of her tragic passing. She was an extraordinary musician with a rare intuition as a vocalist and I am truly devastated that her exceptional talent has come to such an early end. She was a lovely and intelligent person and when we recorded together she gave a soulful and extraordinary performance. I was honored to have the opportunity to sing with her. It had been my sincere hope that she would be able to overcome the issues she was battling and I send my deepest sympathy to her father Mitchell, her entire family and all of those who loved her." -- Singer Tony Bennett, who recorded the classic pop standard "Body And Soul" with Winehouse at Abbey Road Studios in London in March.
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"Five-time Grammy winner Amy Winehouse was a dynamic performer and musician who seamlessly blended rock, jazz, pop, and soul and created a sound all her own. Her rich, soulful and unique voice reflected her honest songwriting and earned her a devoted fan following, critical acclaim, and the genuine respect and admiration of her musical peers. She will forever be remembered for her immense talent, and her music will live on for generations to come. Our deepest sympathies go out to her family, friends, and fans during this difficult time." -- The Recording Academy
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From Twitter:
"Drugs took her gift, her soul, her light, long before they took her life. RIP Amy" -- Josh Groban
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"Truly sad news about Amy Winehouse. My heart goes out to her family. May her troubled soul find peace." -- Demi Moore
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"so many people saying that because it's not a surprise that amy winehouse passed, it's not sad. i hope you have more compassion for friends." -- Rob Thomas
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"Hug and thank everyone in your life who loves u enough to not let u end up like Amy Winehouse. RIP Amy, I wish someone would have helped" -- Fred Savage
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"SO sad, another lost to addiction. A reminder this is often a fatal condition. Recovery is possible, but sadly not for Amy Winehouse" -- Dr. Drew Pinsky
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"R.I.P. Amy. Your Voice will live Forever." -- Joel Madden
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"This Amy Winehouse news is just so sad . To anyone struggling with addiction, please, please, please seek treatment." -- Sophia Bush
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"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." -- Samantha Ronson
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"My God! So sad to hear about Amy Winehouse! My deepest condolences to her friends and family and fans. You will be missed Amy xoxox" -- Dave Navarro
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"So sad about Amy Winehouse - she was so talented. Really tragic." -- Jessica Alba
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"i cant even breath right my now i'm crying so hard i just lost 1 of my best friends. i love you forever Amy & will never forget the real you!" -- Kelly Osbourne
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"I just heard the news that Amy Winehouse passed away. What a true talent. I pray she's in a better place & at peace." -- Kim Kardashian
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"Amy Winehouse lived longer than I expected. Is that awful of me? I'm sorry, Amy (hash)RIP" -- Kevin Williamson, `The Vampire Diaries' executive producer
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"just heard the shocking news of Amy winehouse's death. Absolutely tragic. Such a talented artist. So sad." -- Jay Sean
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"The last time I spoke 2 amy I told her let her light shine more" -- Rapper Q-Tip
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"Amy Winehouse, I'm sad that you couldn't ever find peace & beat your addiction & that we won't get any of the songs you would've written" -- Busy Philipps
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"What a waste of a gifted person. What a shame she saw no hope and continued living her life in that manor. I have been that low emotionally and mentally and that is overwhelming." -- Kelly Clarkson
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"I'm so sad to hear the horrible news of Amy Winehouse's death. I'm so happy I knew you Amy...Rest Well. Gone Too Soon...we'll miss you!!" -- Usher

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