Since the sad news was announced at the weekend that music artist “Amy Winehouse” had passed away, the internet has been rife with activity. The 27-year old was pronounced dead on Saturday due to her taking what is believed to be a cocktail of alcohol and drugs. Whatever public opinion is of the way in which Winehouse died, her music will carry on, putting her past troubles aside, we will remember her distinctive voice, beehive hairstyle, tattooed arms and unique dress sense.
Online social networking site Twitter has been inundated with fans leaving their own tribute messages and prayers for the late singer. We reported on some of her celebrity friends such as Kelly Osborne and Mark Ronson heading on over to the site to pay their respects as well as the everyday fan. YouTube has also seen a rise in user traffic with many surfing the viral video site to replay some of Winehouse’s popular tracks such as Back to Black, Rehab, You Know I’m No Good and so on. But today it’s the turn of rival site Facebook and the staggering amount of fans who have been accessing the tribute page set up for Winehouse.
According to independent.co.uk, Winehouse’s official Facebook page is attracting some 200,000 users per day, yes per day. Famecount.com responsible for researching social media statistics has stated that some seven days prior to today (July 26th) fans had totalled some 614,439 (this will, of course, rise) which has nearly gained as much popularity as Harry Potter.
Of the massive 614,439 total figure, some 389,000 had become Facebook fans between July 24th-25th this has of course followed the news of her tragic death, many have found comfort leaving their messages and kind words for the star who died at such a young age.
On July 23rd a photo of Amy Winehouse was put onto the Facebook page which by 9 am GMT July 26th had gained some 130,437 likes and 61,453 comments, again this is continually rising. Looking at Facebook today some 2,954,998 have “liked” the official Amy page.
Check out three of our other posts in which we reported how Winehouse could be seen on stage at the iTunes Festival some three days before her death, how a Facebook Scam is already making the rounds and trying to entice users into watching a video of the star getting high on crack cocaine just before her death, or just today Microsoft has apologized for their insensitive tweet in trying to get people to buy her Back to Black album via music service Zune.
Let us know if you are an Amy Winehouse fan, and if so what’s your favourite track?
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