Amy Winehouse’s Dad Claims She Hasn’t Done Drugs in 3 Years

July 27th, 2011 // 84 Comments

Sure, she didn’t.

All of us process grief differently. Some use alcohol, some seek comfort in family members, some pray and some lash out. Then there are those like Amy Winehouse‘s dad Mitch who crawl into an awkward massive hole of denial so deep, you can’t help but wonder if he showed up at the right funeral. He knows his daughter was Amy Winehouse, right? That might be the confusion here. The Daily Mail reports:

Paying tribute to the multi-millionaire singer, he insisted she had given up drugs for his family’s sake, adding: ‘Amy was the greatest daughter, family member and friend you could ever have.
‘I will talk a lot about her fantastic recovery. Recently Amy found love with Reg. He helped her with her problems and Amy was looking forward to their future together. She was the happiest she has been for years.
Miss Winehouse performed for friends and family at an intimate gig at London’s famous 100 Club last month and her father added: ‘We all remember that great night at the 100 Club on Oxford Street, her voice was good, her wit and timing were perfect.
‘She told me that she had ‘thoroughly, thoroughly enjoyed herself.’
He recalled the last time he saw his daughter – who called him her ‘best friend’ – after she discovered family mementos, saying: ‘She told me she had found a box of old family photos and called me to go over to look. We spoke three times a day at least, she was very excited.’
Speaking about the star’s long-running addiction with drink and drugs, Mr Winehouse said: ‘Three years ago, Amy conquered her drug dependency, the doctors said it was impossible but she really did it. She was trying hard to deal with her drinking and had just completed three weeks of abstinence.
‘She said, ‘Dad I’ve had enough, I can’t stand the look on your and the family’s faces anymore.’

“Later, she spoke fondly of Christmas mornings, particularly the ones where I sat her on my knee and pinched her cheeks before opening presents, and then told me about how she planned to rescue The Keymaker from a powerful program called The Merovingian and about Keanu Reeves being Computer Jesus. And that’s how I’ll always remember my sweet, innocent angel. So lucid and full of life.”

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  1. rough

    *shocking whistling sound*

    I thought my mini eulogy of Amy was beautiful.

  2. DS

    Wouldn’t that be
    Amy Winehouse’s Dad Claims She Hadn’t Done Drugs in 3 Years

  3. Amy Winehouse Drugs
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    So I guess you get enough blood and semen in an unwashed beehive and a person shall grow from it. I do believe we have just found Courtney Love’s origin story.

  4. catapostrophe

    A little easy, and not especially funny or interesting. Drop it? Save it for later? Keep it to yourself?

  5. stratacat

    This coming from the British version of Michael Lohan who launched his “music career” on his daughter’s coattails.

  6. Amy Winehouse Drugs
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    Ladies and Gentlemen, now for your enjoyment, the comedic styling of Mr. Charlie Callas.

  7. crazypants

    Ya know, it could be true. We assume her cadaverous appearance was due to the crack/smack – but Morrison died of booze at 27. As have countless others.

    If 90% of her caloric intake was just booze, especially if it were a low-cal low-carb vodka, and it would explain her skinniness.

    Not to mention whatever demons she had that led to the booze, dope and self-destruction many times go hand-in-hand with some sort of eating disorder – all of that abuse will ravage anyone’s body.

    That would explain why the initial toxicology reports ddidn’t show anything – it wasn’t drugs that killed her – but complications from a battered liver/lungs/heart etc bought on by shitty dietary habits, drink and cigs.

    • She had eating disorders. In a lot of photos she’s rail thin but has a bloated belly, which I’ve seen on older drunks who don’t eat cuz even a sandwich soaks up booze and that keeps them from getting drunk as fast as they can. I did knew someone who went thru her high school years with a full-blown case of anorexia. She managed to gain enough to sort of function in the world, but when her marriage ended in divorce she started to drink and her liver and kidneys quickly failed on her. That took a few weeks, tho, it wasn’t a sudden death like Winehouse’s.

      • Jack Ketch

        She did so … hence the hairy arms. Your body grows more hair in a desperate attempt to keep itself warm because the fat is all gone, and then it starts to feed on muscle … and the heart is a muscle. So that’s possible, even without drugs or booze, but either way … nexxxttttt !!!

  8. kimmykimkim

    I haven’t read these comments yet so I may be repeating someone else BUT, her dad said she had just completed 3 weeks abstaining from alcohol. Three weeks before her death? Because if that’s the case then THAT is probably what killed her! You can’t just stop drinking alcohol when you’re the hilarious fall down drunk that Amy was. And I read somewhere that she had been having seizures frequently in the weeks leading up to her death. So if all that shit is true then these people are FUCKING DUMB. If they had given a shit and perhaps known a thing or two, they would’ve thrown her skinny ass in detox. Or at the very very least hired her a nurse to help her detox. Alcohol withdraw will kill you, people. Fucking kill u. And this shit is legal.

    • kimmykimkim

      I’m calling it: cause of death was massive seizures brought on by alcohol withdraw. We shall see…

    • Anonymouse

      You’ve mirrored my thoughts exactly.

      Now, once the toxicology report is back, we might find out she actually was on drugs – However, what you’ve written is probably the most likely cause of her death. For all the people on this thread going “yeah, right”, they should go over the accounts of her drinking and seizures, and look at the pictures of her skinny limbs and bloated gut, and compare it to the literature on long-term alcohol abuse, and the medical risks associated with withdrawl. Death by alcohol withdrawl is VERY LIKELY.

      Now, if only she’d developed a nice weed habit. Harmless and relatively mild withdrawl symptoms – impossible to OD on – and compared to other drugs (alcohol included) far less risk of physical and psychiatric harm. Not risk free, however she’d almost certainly be alive today if this were her drug of choice instead of alcohol.

  9. Amy Winehouse Drugs
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    ofcourse she doesn’t use drugs; 27 year olds die for no reason all the time

  10. Mark

    The troll is dead, you can stop posting pictures of it now.

  11. Amy Winehouse Drugs
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    Um, so you see kids, drugs are bad, m’kay?

  12. Amy Winehouse Drugs
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    Donkey teeth and rug-burned knees.

  13. Maybe she didn’t have “drugs” in the way he defined them, like cocaine etc. for three years. From what I’ve seen and heard of her interviews though, her greatest addiction was alcohol, which is still a drug. That Belgrade concert seemed like the effects of alcohol.

    Quitting heroin and cocaine cold turkey will make you feel like you’re dying but won’t kill you; but doing that with alcohol when you’re physically addicted, especially after a serious binge, will from the seizures. If she gave up the other drugs and was an alcoholic who kept drinking, then alcohol was her killer – whether cirrosis or heart attack or otherwise.

  14. Colin

    I’m sick of people talking about how talented and special she was. While that was true a while back, she hasn’t done anything except drugs for years. It’s like when people talked about how tragic it was to lose Michael Jackson. It wasn’t tragic to lose another fucked up person. The tragedy was that a once talented person fucked up their own life long ago.

  15. SlickAWG

    Man, I can”t believe she died and I never found out what she looked like. Every article just shows me pictures of this severely beaten homeless guy.

  16. Amy Winehouse Drugs
    Dr Ha-Ha
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    Smoking is glamorous? AHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA.

  17. the one

    please think clear who MIGHT have killed her.
    ………………..I HAVE MY IDEAS ABOUT IT, folks!!

  18. “Oh, no wait”, he continued, “I mean she has done nothing BUT drugs for the last 3 years. That’s what I meant.”

  19. Amy Winehouse Drugs
    Ped Frenner
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    I guess I shouda gone to rehab, ’cause now I’m dead, dead, dead …

  20. Amy Winehouse Drugs
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    what are pics of iggy pop doing under an amy winehouse post…get it together FISH!

  21. Amy Winehouse Drugs
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    haha. notice all the gold jewelry (not stolen of course…) that she’s ready to pawn.

  22. 3 years from today, this will barely be a true statement.

  23. nisha

    the man said his daughter was’nt using anymore RESPECT that and let her family grieve…. yeah we all no she was a addict but why is so hard to believe she clean her self? nobody really knows and people need to stop believing what the media put out hell they dnt really know all of it is hear say.. her father said she was clean for three years and i believe him amy is in a better place now.. away from all the demons in this world she is wit our father now so sleep in peace amy u have been delivered form evil..

  24. bieberhole007

    Say whatever you want about this chick, she did not give a fuck about what she looked like.

  25. Amy Winehouse Drugs
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    Poor man, talking bullshit just to give some decency to his deceased daughter. Must be tough…

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