By Mandi Bierly
Updated July 23, 2011 at 05:40 PM EDT
Credit: Danny Martindale/

As news of Amy Winehouse’s death at age 27 spreads, friends, fellow artists, and fans have begun to share their grief on Twitter:

Kelly Clarkson:

“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. 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. I keep asking myself why some of us are spared and the others are made examples. I’m very angry and sad. I don’t know why it’s bothering me so much. Sometimes I think this job will be the death of us all, or at least the emotional death of us all. Maybe that is why as a little kid in Sunday school I learned that God didn’t want false gods or idols. I thought it was terribly selfish of God as a child but I think I get it now. He didn’t want us following people or things that are imperfect and not so much for the followers but for the gods and/or idols who will never be what everyone wishes or needs them to be because we are made imperfect. He knew we wouldn’t be able to handle the pressure, the shame, the glory, or the power the spotlight brings. I am distraught. I am also extremely grateful and thankful for the people who love me and support me. Without such amazing friends and family who knows where I’d be. My thoughts and prayers are with her friends and family. I am so sorry for your loss. I pray for peace in your hearts.”

Mark Ronson (producer)

“she was my musical soulmate & like a sister to me. this is one of the saddest days of my life”

Salaam Remi (producer):

“Very Very Sad Day. Just lost a Great Friend and a Sister”

“RIP my baby SiS Cherry Winehouse. Love ya always”

Janelle Monáe (who opened some shows for her this year):

“heart is heavy. My heart goes out 2 Amy Winehouse’s family, loved ones. Praying for their strength during this time.”

Mayer Hawthorne (who also opened for her):

“Deeply saddened. Rest in peace Amy. Thank you for everything.”

“Oddly relieved that she’ll finally be able to get some rest.”

Big Boi (of Outkast):

“Kurt Cobain, Janis Joplin, Jim Morrison, Jimi Hendrix and now Amy Winehouse. All died aged 27. RIP to you all. #amywinehouse”

Lily Allen

“Its just beyond sad, there’s nothing else to say. She was such a lost soul, may she rest in peace.”


“Dear God have mercy!!! I am SICK about this right now! #DearAmy”


“my condolences to Amy Winehouse’s family and friends :( RIP so sad”

Juliette Lewis:

“Im 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 rghtNow.”

“@grantcrozier We played a show in London.She called me Jewelz all night and wouldnt leave my side. She was very funny,tuff And endearing”

Benji Madden:

“No words can ever really make Sad News any better R.I.P. AMY”

Ricky Martin:

“i just found out. I feel pain. I feel anger. Rest beautiful girl rest. You are free! #RIPAMY”

Bryan Adams:

“Dear Amy, you will be missed forever. All my love, RIP, Bryan @amywinehouse”

Colbie Caillat:

“Amy Winehouse was one of the best singers I’ve ever heard, I am grateful to have seen her play live. My heart goes out to her family.”

Samantha Ronson:

“I’m not sure how anyone with a soul can make jokes about the passing of one of the most talented artists this generation will see.”

Kris Allen:

“RIP Amy Winehouse.”

Piers Morgan:

“Such desperately sad news re Amy Winehouse. Supreme natural talent, terrible self-destructive addictive personality. #RIP”

Lea Michele:

“Devastated to hear about Amy Winehouse…she was truly one of a kind…”

Lee Unkrich (director of Toy Story 3):

“Sad to hear about Amy Winehouse. Once again, the candle that burns twice as bright only burns half as long.”

Danny DeVito: “27 year old Amy Winehouse dead. WTF man I dug her a lot. Very sad about this one! 27 Janice, 27 Jimmy, 27 Amy”

Demi Moore:

“Truly sad news about Amy Winehouse. My heart goes out to her family. May her troubled soul find peace.”

Jessica Alba:

“So sad about Amy Winehouse -she was so talented. Really tragic.”

Emmy Rossum:

“Rest in peace, Amy.”

Cat Deeley:

“Devastatingly sad news about Amy… What a talent… Thinking of her family and friends… X”

Carrie Ann Inaba:

“Rest in Peace Amy Winehouse….May your spirit now be free. Blessings to her family and loved ones. Sad weekend…”

(Additional reporting by Grady Smith)

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