Sunday, July 24, 2011

Russell Brand


Russell Brand understands the perils of addiction and today he is grieving a lost mate whose struggles with substance abuse appear to have proved fatal.
"I've known Amy Winehouse for years," the British comedian and actor wrote on his website in a lengthy tribute titled "To Amy," who was found dead in her London flat yesterday. She was only 27.
"When I first met her around Camden she was just some twit in a pink satin jacket shuffling round bars with mutual friends, most of whom were in cool Indie bands or peripheral Camden figures Withnail-ing their way through life on impotent charisma."
But he was soon to realize that Amy—or Winehouse, as he fondly called her—was the real deal.

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