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.”