Over the years have blogging I have, on occasion, poked fun at the late Amy Winehouse.

In view of today’s sad news, I have removed those posts from the archive of the old blog and any references here. I have not done this to hide those posts but because the context in which they were written has now changed forcibly and permanently to the point where they no longer seem appropriate or funny.

I have not always agreed with how the people around Amy Winehouse chose to promote, look after and other wise conduct themselves in relation to her well being. As inevitable as today’s events may have seemed on occasion, I wouldn’t wish this on anyone whatever the circumstances turn out to be. My thoughts are with her family and loved ones.

Addiction is a disease not a choice.