Was singer Amy Winehouse’s tragic death the result of too much media and industry pressure?

Amy Winehouse at MK court on assault charge for incident at MK theatre'''wk 3 M10 MPMC
Amy Winehouse at MK court on assault charge for incident at MK theatre'''wk 3 M10 MPMC

We asked people in Buckingham whether there was too much pressure on young celebrities.

Alec Bone, of Tingewick, said: “She appealed to a lot of people, her records were very different.

“I think she was striving for perfection but it just isn’t there.

“It was tragic her life came to an abrupt end the way it did.”

Jean Bone, of Tingewick, said: “I think she got with a boyfriend who was a bad influence.

“It’s all very sad. It wasn’t really my kind of music if I’m honest, but it was very sad for her family.”

Sandra Phelps, of Sandra’s Cards in Buckingham, said: “I think she was a great talent, but I think people like her should be a role model for young people.

“But she’s not alone, footballers are all at it as well.”

Sue Rogers, of Back to Nature in Buckingham, said: “I think she was a lost soul.

“Some people have great talent and can’t handle the pressure.

“I’m sad for the family’s loss.”

Ruth Holliday, of The Duke’s Music in Buckingham, said: “She was very talented and a tremendous rising star, but she was probably only 20 when she started to make headlines.

“It’s difficult for young people.”

Mark Thompson, of Noah’s Wildlife Garden in Buckingham market, said: “I think it’s one of the saddest things this year. People who should have kept her on the right path should be ashamed.”