Amy Winehouse the troubled singer / songwriter who died at the tender age of just 27 was arguably known for her lifestyle of drink and drugs, just as much as for her amazing singing ability. When she died in July 2011 it therefore was not that much of a shock to hear that her death was as a result of alcohol poisoning.
However, long before her death Amy had spoken in interviews about depression, self harm and Eating Disorders – and you only had to watch her to see her ever fluctuating figure. Not many people really understand the potentially lethal impact of Eating Disorders upon the body, but those that do will have never doubted the contribution this made to Amy’s death. To inflict drink or drugs upon such a system is highly likely to end as this story did.
This year has already brought about one documentary looking head on at her story titled ‘Amy‘, and this coming Monday Channel 5 will be airing ‘Autopsy: The Last Hours of Amy Winehouse‘. While many are saying this is an important caution to those struggling with similar issues, Amy’s family, and in particular her father seems to be less than pleased with the media attention:
Whatever the truth Amy was obviously carrying the burden of great emotional pain; battling a drinking problem and bulimia – and I can do nothing more than hope that she is now at peace, and applaud the family for their charity work in her name.