The news of Amy Winehouse‘s death shocked many, but Russell Brand specifically felt the need to publicly express his sorrow and pain in a touching letter that he wrote for her. The two were friends before Amy was even considered a celebrity, so her passing has been very difficult for him.
“Whether this tragedy was preventable or not is now irrelevant. It is not preventable today. We have lost a beautiful and talented woman to this disease. Not all addicts have Amy’s incredible talent,” he wrote. “Not all of us know someone with the incredible talent that Amy had but we all know drunks and junkies and they all need help and the help is out there. All they have to do is pick up the phone and make the call. Or not. Either way, there will be a phone call.”
The loss of Amy Winehouse is truly heart-wrenching. For Russell’s entire letter, please click here.