Amy Winehouse’s dad appeared on “Piers Morgan Tonight” yesterday to talk about her life and her music and her passing.
Even though it seems like just yesterday, the one-year anniversary of Amy Winehouse‘s death is approaching. Her father Mitch Winehouse has written a book entitled “Amy, My Daughter,” where he talks about her final studio album, “Back to Black.” The album was mostly inspired by her relationship with ex-husband Blake Fielder-Civil and her winning five Grammy awards in 2008. In the book, however, her father is hard on his daughter’s musical inspiration:
“It occurred to me recently that one of the biggest-selling UK albums of the 21st century so far is all about the biggest low-life that God ever put breath into,” he writes in the memoir.
After listening to Piers Morgan read the passage aloud, Winehouse stands by his story:
“That’s right, I did say that. And it’s true. Amy was besotted with Blake for a period of time, and his way of showing how much he loved her, was to – in his own words – he introduced her to Class A drugs and she took to it like a duck to water.”
The singer and songwriter died as a result of alcohol poisoning in July of 2011 at 27 years old. Her father doesn’t hold Fielder-Civil directly responsible for the death, HOWEVER, he feels his daughter’s ex-husband DOES have some responsibility to take into account.
“Of course, I don’t blame Blake for Amy’s death. That was just a terribly unfortunate accident,” he tells Piers Morgan. “But he has to be responsible, for the fact that he introduced her to Class A drugs. Whether she would have found her way to Class A drugs without him, who knows? But he stood up and said it was him, so, that’s who we point the finger at,” said her dad.