By Richard A. Friedman
The man said “Why you think you here?”
I said, “I got no idea.”
I’m gonna, gonna lose my baby
So I always keep a bottle near.
The official cause of Ms. Winehouse’s death won’t be announced until October pending toxicology reports, but her highly publicized battle with alcohol and drug addiction seems to have played a significant role. Indeed, her mother echoed a sentiment heard everywhere when she told The Sunday Mirror that her daughter’s death was “only a matter of time.”