One of the most talented performers of her generation, Amy Winehouse, who was found dead at her Camden home recently, was known to be a regular Blackjack player and all-round gambling fan and the gaming community is mourning the loss of this great singer.
Winehouse, the Back to Black star evidently visited a vast range of online casinos in recent years enjoying complete anonymity and freedom to play where and when she chose.
It was public knowledge that 27 year old Winehouse had an ongoing battle with alcohol and drug addiction and her sudden death has inspired many messages from fellow gamblers across the internet. One online player in particular, known as ‘DRX76”, revealed that he was once halfway through a tournament when he saw his opponent “splitting the tens against the nine and winning”. DRX76 made contact with the gamer via the casino chat service and was very surprised when the player in question claimed to be Amy Winehouse.
Yet another celebrity who has recently overcome her own struggle with alcoholism, Kelly Osbourne, was also an admirer of Winehouse and expressed her grief at the sudden loss of one of Britain’s celebrated vocalists.
Lady Gaga said that Winehouse had changed pop music forever and that “she lived jazz, she lived the blues”.