I loved the passion, energy, and nuance in her performances. I loved her voice. I am saddened that her life ended too soon and that she struggled so--like many artists. Every time a young artist dies I ask myself why this is. Why does the turmoil go along with the great work?
The question only seems to raise more questions for me, so I will not go there right now. I am just grateful for her gifts to us. I hope that she knows she left a a body of work behind which has and will continue to inspire for generations. I want to believe that she does.
May she rest in peace.