Soon after Amy Winehouse was found dead yesterday (23 July) celebrities took to Twitter to pay their respects, expressing their anger and sorrow at the singer's demise, memories of her music, and messages of love and support for her family and friends. A testament to Amy's impact in the music industry and her unique talent, here is a selection of the stars' touching twitter dedications to the singer.
Feeling moved by these celebrity tweets? Leave your own ode to Amy in the comments below.
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"It's just beyond sad. There's nothing else to say. She was such a lost soul. May she rest in peace."
" I am genuinely heartbroken about this. U made a MAJAH impression on this industry and throughout the world, in such a short space of time...too short!"
"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!"
"Truly sad news about Amy Winehouse. My heart goes out to her family. May her troubled soul find peace."
"So sad about Amy Winehouse -- she was so talented. Really tragic."
"I just found out. I feel pain. I feel anger. Rest beautiful girl rest. You are free! RIP Amy."
"Please tell me Amy Winehouse didn't die. Is this some sick joke?"
"This Amy Winehouse news is just so sad. To anyone struggling with addiction, please, please, please seek treatment."
"I just heard the news that Amy Winehouse passed away. What a true talent. I pray she's in a better place and at peace."
"i miss my friend! im going to be off twitter for a while thank you for all your support! #pray4amy http://twitpic.com/5uoqq3"
"A sad and tragic loss of a true artist. Rest in peace Amy Winehouse."
"Sad to lose Amy Winehouse - incred talent. Both @LadyGaga & @OfficialAdele say Amy paved way for them http://bit.ly/qcOmTw"
"I heard the news about Amy Winehouse. I'm incredibly sad. I didn't know her but I met her a few times and got to hear her sing before she blew up. She was a beautiful and talented girl. I'm angry. What a waste of a gifted person."
"27 year old Amy Winehouse dead. WTF man I dug her a lot. Very sad about this one! 27 Janice, 27 Jimmy, 27 Amy"
"Oh lord. Just heard the news of Amy Winehouse's death. Poor unhappy creature"
Dita Von Teese
"She was the closet thing we have ever had to Billie Holiday, she was a true soulful talent. I'm so sad. I hope she is at peace."
"My friends and I were having an Amy Winehouse listening session last night. Shed a tear this morning, so young and very talented. RIP Amy"
"A very sad day. The world lost an incredible talent... My thoughts and prayers are with her family and loved ones."
"Such an unbelievable loss. RIP Amy..xxx we love you.. Xx"
"Mimi Farina wrote a song about janis joplin, seemed fitting today. RIP amy winehouse"
"Amy Winehouse #RIP you made amazing music and we’ll all miss you so much”
"RIP Amy Winehouse. May she finally find peace."
""Rip amy winehouse"I nevr know wht 2 post after paying respect 2 sum1 who died. Just seems lk anything funny is inappropriate. mayB I'll just go C HarryPotter"
""heart is heavy. My heart goes out 2 Amy Winehouse's family, loved ones. Praying for their strength during this time."
"“Such sad news about Amy Winehouse. My thoughts are with her family."
“Amy Winehouse. What a tragic end to such an incredible talent.”
""The way tears are streaming down my face. Such a loss."
"Times like this remind me why its so important to live life to the fullest!! Amy Winehouse you will be a LEGEND in all out hearts!"
"Shocking terrible sad news about Amy Winehouse. Stunned. Thoughts go out to her friends and family."
"Such a terrible shame to loose Amy winehouse such a talent, such a waste, raw talent."
"Amy Winehouse found dead at her home. So very very sad. A huge talent."
"Can't quite get my head round the news about Amy, such a talent, such a sad day, such a loss. RIP Amy x."
"Poor Amy. She was a great guest on Buzzcocks, funny + outrageous. And a great talent. What a terrible waste."
“So so so so bad, Blake should be made to pay for getting the most talented girl of our time hooked on what killed her.”
“she was my musical soulmate & like a sister to me. this is one of the saddest days of my life”
"Such desperately sad news re Amy Winehouse. Supreme natural talent, terrible self-destructive addictive personality,"
"I'm so sad to hear about Amy Winehouse just dying. My heart and prayers go out to her family. Such a terrible loss for us all."
“After our show in Serbia I wish I’d been able to help amy. I’m sorry,”
"Can not believe the news. Amy was a special girl. The saddest news."
"R.I.P Amy Winehouse. So so sad."
"RIP Amy Winehouse."
Denise Van Outen
"so sad Amy Winehouse is dead. Her music will live forever. A great artist of our generation"
"OMG. Amy Winehouse. I am so so sad... My heart goes out to her family.. This is so sad."
"RIP Amy Winhouse... Youre beautiful soul will be sorely missed from this world xxx"
"Devastatingly sad news about Amy... What a talent... Thinking of her family and friends... X"
"I can't believe this news about Amy Winehouse.. So sad.. Such an incredibly talented woman.. R.I.P Amy such an inspiration, my heart hurts"
"i still can not believe amy isn't with us any more,we have lost an amazing artist!!!! so so so so sad,my thoughts go out to her loved ones."
"Saddened by the demise of Amy Winehouse As we all watched her slowly die all these years..#drugssuck"
"RIP Amy... We will remember you through your music."
"Kanye said it best ‘If you admire somebody, you should go ‘head and tell em’ People never get the flowers while they can still smell em’"
"Beyond hurt right now."
"Sending our love to everyone in Norway and to the family and fans of Amy Winehouse. Rest in Peace."
"Amy Winehouse inspired me and millions of others. I can’t believe she’s gone."
"I‘m so upset that Amy didnt make it out of the prison that is drugs/alcohol addiction.She was such a funny and unique soul.I’m so sad rght Now”
“Dear Amy, you will be missed forever. All my love, RIP, Bryan”
"We're all shocked and devastated by the news of Amy Winehouse's passing. Our thoughts are with her friends and family. X"
"So sad to hear about Amy Winehouse. What a talent, way to young to die. Addiction is such a deadly disease. She's now in a better place."
"OMG. Amy Winehouse. Exceptional talent and a really nice lady. RIP"
"OH god!! Terrible news about amy winehouse I've just seen reports over her death!! Such an amazing talent!! Thoughts go out to her family!!x"
"Just heard the sad news that Amy Winehouse has died. At only 27 what a terrible waste of a great talent. Sincere condolences to her family."
"I can't believe it. So so tragic. Rest in peace Amy."
"Amy Winehouse very sad news RIP"
"RIP Amy Winehouse. An incredible talent. I am really sad and sort of angry"
"sad sad news of Amy Winehouse – great talent, extraordinary voice, and tragic death, condolences to her family"
"RIP....Cherish and love your health, your gifts, your life and those around you. amywinehouse tragic."