There are millions of people who suffer from emphysema who didn’t shoot heroin and crack but their lives are miserable. Blaming her death on emphysema is a Twinkie defense — she died because she was a drug addict who thought it was cool to be a drug addict. She wanted to be a tragic rock star like Jim Morrison and Janis Joplin — except they had talent.
Amy Winehouse is not to admired or copied or revered — she was an asshole and a loser. So she could sing — so can a billion people.
All the bigshots will go to her funeral and memorials — not to pay tribute, but to get publicity for themselves. What a mess — just the way Amy would have liked it.