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The iconic diva appears on the October cover of Ebony magazine. During her interview Blige recognized she could have easily died years ago at a young age like the fallen British star. "When I got the text about Amy, I was lying down on the bed... I kept getting up and laying back down for some reason. I'd always wanted to work with Amy, so I just couldn't believe it really," she said.
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"And then it hit me -- that could have been me. That really could have been me!"
That's such a powerful realization and there's no doubt that Winehouse's tragic death touched many lives. And for many, it was a wake up call about their own actions.