As news broke of Amy Winehouse’s death, Twitter exploded with artists expressing their sympathy and remorse for the talented musician. The 27-year-old British retro-soul singer made a powerful impact on the music industry back in 2006, when her album Back to Black won five Grammys in a single night. She was a face you couldn’t easily forget, with an iconic beehive hairstyle and dramatic cat-eye makeup, but her sound defined a new generation of British female vocalists. Winehouse’s deep husky voice nodded to an era of blues clubs and cigarette smoke.
Even though her successful career was tainted by drug addiction, her music influenced artists around the world. Read what global musicians have been saying about the early and tragic loss of Amy Winehouse:
Ellie Goulding: “RIP Amy Winehouse. An incredible talent. I am really sad and sort of angry”
Yelle reflected on both the Oslo shootings and Winehouse’s death: “So many sad news”
M.I.A tweeted a release of an unfinished demo “27,” a track about all the great musicians who lost their lives at only 27 years old, including Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, Kurt Cobain, and Jim Morrison.
Diplo: “Dammit!! amy winehouse was a legend. I feel bad today.. she had a voice like no one else in our generation. Goodbye amy”
Goldfish: “Remember the 1st time we heard Amy Winehouse..Couldn’t believe such awesome music was getting played on daytime radio. Gave us all hope. RIP”
Kissey: “Amy Winehouse dead : ( only 27. belonging to the classic 27… really was looking forward to hearing more music from her.”
Chromeo: “RIP. An icon of our generation”
Brody Dalle: “You’re still a legend and one of my heroines.Your voice is so strong and you played all those instruments , you’re an inspiration.”
Simphiwe Dana: “Humanity today is so full of self importance that they don’t recognise the divinity of things. RIP Amy Winehouse”
Dionne Bromfield, who is considered Winehouse’s protege and performed on stage with her July 20th, tweeted: “Forever in my heart….love you always #amy♥”
Little Dragon: “Just heard…R.I.P Amy”
Photo Credit: Getty Images