It’s been nearly 24 hours since the terrible news of Amy Winehouse’s passing broke, and even though we’ve re-watched her strongest performances and peeped her most stunning photos, we’re no closer to being able to say good-bye. It’s all too easy to remember Amy by her recent concert debacles, in which she appeared too inebriated to perform, but footage of her final on-stage appearance — joining goddaughter Dionne Bromfield to dance along to The Shirelle’s “Mama Said” — shows that even a few days before her death, Amy was coherent and seemed in high enough spirits. Watch below and tell us — does this look like a woman who was destined to die at 27?
Watching this footage from the July 20 Camden concert is incredibly sad, as it show show much life Amy still had in her before she left us. No, there’s no singing here, and this isn’t what you would call a knockout stage appearance. Is she sober? Who can tell?
But it clearly depicts that Amy was still capable of having a good time with people who admired and loved her — diminishing the image some of us may have had of her wasting away alone in her Camden flat.
Is this really a woman whose demise was inevitable?