Celebrities Tweet Tributes to Amy
As news spread of Amy Winehouse’s death, stars and celebrities took to Twitter to express their shock and sadness. The tributes were led by musician and producer Mark Ronson, a long-time friend of Amy who collaborated on her hit, Valerie and produced the album from which it is taken, Back to Black. The album won five Grammys in 2008, including Producer of the Year.
"She was my musical soulmate and like a sister to me. This is one of the saddest days of my life," Ronson wrote.
Among the many other celebrity tributes:
Kelly Osbourne: I cant even breath right now im crying so hard i just lost 1 of my best friends. i love you forever Amy & will never forget the real you!
Demi Moore: Truly sad news about Amy Winehouse. My heart goes out to her family. May her troubled soul find peace.
Katy Perry: RIP Amy Winehouse. May she finally find peace.
Rihanna: Dear God have mercy!!! I am SICK about this right now!... U made a MAJAH impression on this industry and throughout the world, in such a short space of time... too short! #ICONSneverDIE.
Dita Von Teese: She was the closest thing we have ever had to Billie Holiday. She was a true soulful talent. I'm so sad. I hope she is at peace.
Ricky Martin: I just found out. I feel pain. I feel anger. Rest beautiful girl rest. You are free!
Stephen Fry: Oh lord. Just heard the news of Amy Winehouse's death. Poor unhappy creature.
Leann Rimes: RIP Amy Winehouse. So sad to see such a talent gone and her life end in tragedy. This makes me terribly sad.
Mick Hucknall: The finest female singer Britain has ever produced by a long, long way. Such a tragic waste.. will dedicate a song to her tonight. RIP.
Ronnie Wood: It's a very sad loss, of a very good friend, I spent many great times with.
Lily Allen: It's just beyond sad. There's nothing else to say. She was such a lost soul. May she rest in peace.