Amy Winehouse was known for taking things to extreme and her very opinionated stance on her own addictions. She refused rehab and shunned those who tried to get her to help herself. Her death at the age of 27 was chalked up to another celebrity that succumbed to the excess of their exotic lifestyle. Her father, Mitch Winehouse, has come forward to set people straight on the ways of his errant daughter and the circumstances that led up to her untimely death.
In his book, “Amy, My Daughter”, he details Amy’s climb to fame, her obsession with all things 60’s and the addictions that finally took her life. He chronicled Amy’s struggles to be able to perform her music the way she saw fit, as well as her relationship with Raye Cosbert and how it transformed her career. He also candidly discusses he daughter’s out of control drug use and the alcoholism that she seemed to with little disregard for her own safety. Winehouse hopes the book will shed some light on the fact that his daughter had actually been sober for a full 18 months before her death.
The relapse that eventually took her life was an unexpected occurrence. Amy and the boyfriend who helped her achieve sobriety, Reg Traviss had been discussing marriage and the possibility of starting a family. According to Amy’s dad, a doctor had recently told her during a check up that she was healthy enough to begin considering a pregnancy. After that, no one knows for sure what caused Amy’s relapse. Her life had been given back to her and all things seemed to be pointing in the right direction. Instead, the alcoholism reared its head and took one final stab at Amy. This time, she wasn’t able to fight it off and it struck a fatal blow. No one can know where this up turn would have taken her, but her dad hopes to clear away some of the darkness and shed light on the singer he knew as his daughter.