I've only felt this deeply emotional about the passing of two other artists- Michael Jackson and Aaliyah. Amy Winehouse was not an entertainer she was an artist, an artist so truly tied to her art and it's expression that to listen to her music was to connect with her life, her story and her seething pain. Amy's music defined what it was to inextricably connect one's soul to their music. She was soul music. And because Amy was able to pour her entire being into her writing, fans were able to undeniably connect to her truthful storytelling. This is an incredible loss and I can only hope that her musical legacy will live on pass her untimely death and through the tongues of those who truly believe in the power of music.