LOS ANGELES (CBS) — They tried to make her go to rehab…but she said no, no, no.
Amy Winehouse, the oft-troubled and drug addicted Grammy-winning blues artist, was found dead Saturday in her London home. And almost within minutes of the report of her death, celebrities, stars and musicians from both sides of the pond took to twitter to express their sadness, grief and respects.
And many of them, people who have battled addictions of their own.
MC Hammer tweeted: “The demons of addiction have claimed the life but not the SOUL of a beautiful woman. #RIP Amy
Garry Shandling: Amy Winehouse. My heart just sank when I heard the news. The loss, and the sense of pain she must have been in is just tragic.
Katy Perry: RIP Amy Winehouse. May she finally find peace.
(“Real Housewife of NYC”) Jill Zarin: RIP Amy Winehouse
(“Bold and Beautiful” star) Kyle Lowder: Rest in Peace, Amy Winehouse. Unfortunate that such a magnitude of talent could succumb to such a troubled soul. Farewell.
Ming-Na: It’s sad when someone so famous, successful, talented & young can’t find happiness w/ all that. RIP #AmyWinehouse
(“NCIS” star) Pauley Perrette: Oh, Amy Winehouse. So talented. I’m so sad. Ugh. Bless your soul, little one.
Chad Lowe: Sad to learn of the death of #AmyWinehouse, sad that I’m not surprised. Prayers for her family and friends.
Toni Braxton: “Take the Box.” Such a sexy yet chilling song with great vocals. RIP Amy Winehouse.
Kelly Osbourne: I can’t even breathe right 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!
Demi Lovato: Amy Winehouse.. So sad. Unfortunately the world lost an incredibly talented woman to such a powerful disease…addiction. #RIP
Nicki Minaj: Please tell me Amy Winehouse didn’t die. Is this some sick joke?
Seth Meyers: Years ago [Jason] Sudeikis told me Winehouse’s “Valerie” was as good a start-the-day song you’ll hear. He was right. I’ll miss her.
Anderson Cooper:Just heard a report Amy Winehouse has died. If true, such a waste of a great talent.
Alec Baldwin: Amy Winehouse. How sad.
Brittany Snow: I don’t feel quite right tweeting about death. But I do know addiction should never be silenced. There IS help. Ur never alone. #ripAmy
Christina Applegate: Saddened by the tragedy in Norway. Saddened by the demise of Amy Winehouse. As we watched her slowly die all these years..#drugssuck
Carson Daly: RIP Amy Winehouse. How tragic.
Rihanna: Dear God have mercy!!! I am SICK about this right now! #DearAmy
Demi Moore: Truly sad news about Amy Winehouse. My heart goes out to her family. May her troubled soul find peace.
(Scary Spice) Mel B: I still can not believe Amy isn’t with us any more. We have just lost an amazing artist!!!! So so so so sad. My thoughts go out to her loved ones.
Josh Groban: Drugs took her gift, her soul, her light, long before they took her life. RIP Amy
Dr. Drew Pinsky: SO sad, another lost to addiction. A reminder this is often a fatal condition. Recovery is possible, but sadly not for Amy Winehouse”
Kelly Clarkson: What a waste of a gifted person. What a shame she saw no hope and continued living her life in that manner. I have been that low emotionally and mentally and that is overwhelming
Usher: 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!!
Kim Kardashian: I just heard the news that Amy Winehouse passed away. What a true talent. I pray she’s in a better place & at peace
Margaret Cho: RIP Amy Winehouse
Joy Behar: Saddened to hear news of the death of #AmyWinehouse. She was just 27. So tragic.
LeAnn Rimes: Amy Winehouse. So sad to see such a talent gone and her life end in tragedy. This makes me terribly sad.
Mario Lopez: Amy Winehouse.. What a cool voice. So sad.. Nothing worse than wasted talent.
William Shatner: My thoughts and prayers go out to the family of Amy Winehouse. My best, Bill