Police described Winehouse’s death as “unexplained”. But friends told the Sunday Mirror newspaper she had hit the self-destruct button over the past two days in wild drinking sessions around Camden.
A friend told the newspaper: “She has spent the last seven days on a massive bender and people were saying she’s going to drink herself to death.”
Friends who were with her believe she died from a “bad” Ecstasy pill combined with huge amounts of alcohol and the fact that she suffered from emphysema.
One friend said: “It was an Ecstasy overdose. She could do cocaine until the cows come home. But this was obviously a dodgy pill.”
Winehouse, famous for the song Rehab, was found dead in her Camden Square flat yesterday. Within hours of her body being removed under a red blanket the area was awash with fans’ tributes and flowers.
Amy Winehouse had a long battle alcohol and drug addiction. She once told her former personal assistant Alex Haines that she feared she would be dead at 27 – like Jimi Hendrix, Jim Morrison, Janis Joplin and Kurt Cobain.
Haines said in a 2008 interview with the now-defunct News of the World: “She reckoned she would join the 27 club of rock stars who died at that age.”
Newswarped thinks perhaps that the publishers of the worlds’ dictionaries are going to have to adjust the meaning of the word ‘friend’. With so many of Amy’s friends happy to blab to the papers after her death, but not wanting to help her when she was so much at risk of dying from an overdose.
Ultimately Amy Winehouse is the author of her own demise, but those closest to her could have done more instead of just going along for the ride.