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Amy Winehouse's Family Releases Statement About Her Death; Celebrities Pay Tribute to Amy on Twitter

Amy Winehouse's Family Speaks Out as Celebs Pay Tribute

Following the shocking weekend news that Amy Winehouse had been found dead in her London apartment, her family — father Mitch, mother Janis and brother Alex — have released a statement. They said:

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.

Mitch had been in New York for some performances but quickly made his way back to London as soon as he heard the news of his daughter’s passing. Celebrities have also paid tribute to Amy, mostly via Twitter, though Russell Brand has penned a lengthier piece on his website. As someone who has also battled addiction, Russell wrote: “We have lost a beautiful and talented woman to this disease. Not all addicts have Amy’s incredible talent. Or Kurt’s or Jimi’s or Janis’s, some people just get the affliction. All we can do is adapt the way we view this condition, not as a crime or a romantic affectation but as a disease that will kill.”

See more celebrity tributes from Twitter after the jump . . .

Lady Gaga: “Amy changed pop music forever, I remember knowing there was hope, and feeling not alone because of her. She lived jazz, she lived the blues.”

Kelly Osbourne: “i cant even breath right my now im crying so hard i just lost 1 of my best friends. i love you forever Amy & will never forget the real you!”

Demi Moore: “Truly sad news about Amy Winehouse. My heart goes out to her family. May her troubled soul find peace.”

Demi Lovato: “Amy Winehouse.. So sad. Unfortunately the world lost an incredibly talented woman to such a powerful disease... addiction. #RIP”

Mark Ronson: “she was my musical soulmate & like a sister to me. this is one of the saddest days of my life.”

Kim Kardashian: “I just heard the news that Amy Winehouse passed away. What a true talent. I pray she's in a better place & at peace.”

Jessica Alba: “So sad about Amy Winehouse -she was so talented. Really tragic.”

Lea Michele: “Devastated to hear about Amy Winehouse...she was truly one of a kind...”

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