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Amy's Family: 'She Leaves a Gaping Hole in Our Lives'

7/24/2011 5:45 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

The family of Amy Winehouse is commenting today on her untimely death, asking for "privacy and space at this terrible time."

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A rep for her parents, Mitch and Janis Winehouse (above with Amy in 2008), released a statement that reads:

"Our family has been left bereft by the loss of Amy, a wonderful daughter, sister, niece. She leaves a gaping hole in our lives. We are coming together to remember her and we would appreciate some privacy and space at this terrible time."

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stu    

their responsible for not fixing tat gaping hole in her front teeth.

1104 days ago
2.

Her Imperial and Royal Majesty    

If you are famous and you crave celebrity when times are good, why would you think you would get privacy and space when times are bad? As Bart Simpson said, "fame is a b@tch-goddess".

1104 days ago
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stu    

UPDATE: daddy did want to fix gap in front teeth but amy said
no no no.

1104 days ago
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Ghost Rider    

They better go into hiding because it will be Amy Winehouse mania all week. Its not everyday someone gets indited into the 27 club you know.

1104 days ago
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njfan    

and of course TMZ isn't giving them privacy leave it up to them. It doesn't matter what happened to her it matters that she is MISSED by fans friends and family. always horrible

RI.P amy

1104 days ago
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CriticXtreme    

Wait for the truth. Drugs weaken a person's body and now drug dealers are selling trash type drugs (minus the quality) to people. Amy was to Whitey Houston and Blake was to Bobby Brown. This was part Amy's fault, Blake's fault and those "Yes" people around her for letting this addiction continue. Now she's a member of the "27 Club". This definitely a club she and the other members don't want to be in. RIP Amy.

1104 days ago
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Gloria Unread    

CriticXtreme - Wait for the truth. Drugs weaken a person's body and now drug dealers are selling trash type drugs (minus the quality) to people. Amy was to Whitey Houston and Blake was to Bobby Brown. This was part Amy's fault, Blake's fault and those "Yes" people around her for letting this addiction continue.
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Only "part Amy's fault" ?!? No one forced her to ingest drugs - and she wrote the f'ing song on rejecting rehab! Anyone who dies of a drug overdose is the sole party to blame, no matter where they get the drugs from or who is a so-called "enabler" in their life. She made her choices, and paid for it. It's very sad, but I'm sure Amy herself wouldn't have blamed anyone else for her death.

Whatever happened to personal responsibility and being held accountable for your actions?!?

1104 days ago
8.

jfre    

ironic...she was a "gaping hole" when she was alive.

1104 days ago
9.

smd    

If they really loved her, they would have fixed her teeth.

1104 days ago
10.

Scott    

LOL!!! She was a GAPING HOLE!!!

1104 days ago
11.

ronin    

does this mean we won't have to read any more posts on TMZ about this waste of oxygen?

1104 days ago
12.

fastdriver    

WHY come together NOW? It's too late! She's DEAD! The time to come together was when she was alive so that you could have tried to prevent this situation. Too little, too late!

1104 days ago
13.

Firefly    

Now what will all her leeches do? Where will they get their drugs and who will pay for it? The enablers and hangerons turned a blind eye to her addiction because that would shut down their supply. Now that it went to far what are they to do??????? This just goes to show who your real friends are. She was alone when she died. The ones that wanted to make money off of her performing are no better. If she's wasted just prop her up start the music and hope she makes it through the show. Poor Amy, she just wanted to get off the roller coaster.

1104 days ago

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