August 11th, 2011

Bitch please!

"Proof? We don't need no stinkin' proof!" crows the judgmental throng.....

I was personally never a big fan of Amy Winehouse, but when she died I was appalled at the general public's knee-jerk assumption that she had   (of course!)   overdosed on drugs.

That mass reaction sadly reminded me of when, years ago, everyone automatically concluded that Brian Epstein had committed suicide ~ a falsehood that even now prevails.

It makes me mad.

Sure, the probability is very high, but until the tox reports (due back any day now) prove that drugs were indeed the killer, I'm not going to be one of those hardheaded rumormongers who blithely and blatantly throw around blather before the truth is actually determined.

Meanwhile, her own parents believe it's more of a possibility that she was, instead, stubbornly attempting to quit her heavy alcoholism all at once, rather than tapering off slowly as her physicians and counselors advised. Well, duh! Any sudden shock to the system can kill a body already weakened by abuse. Remember Karen Carpenter?

Either way, Winehouse, a rebel to the end. Not too smart IMHO, but rebellious nonetheless.

Brian would have understood.

Did 'cold-turkey' detox kill Amy Winehouse? Is that possible?

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