Dozens of stars have spoken out in the wake of Amy Winehouse
‘s death, including Ashton Kutcher
, Eva Longoria
. But none expressed their feelings as poignantly as comedian Russell Brand
. “Whether this tragedy was preventable or not is now irrelevant. It is not preventable today,” said Brand, a self-professed former addict. “We have lost a beautiful and talented woman to this disease.” Brand’s open letter about Winehouse went viral this week, as news outlets await the final results of Winehouse’s autopsy.