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Happy And ‘Suicidal’ 27 Club Wannabe Amy Winehouse Was Blake’s Camilla Say Tabloids

by | 2nd, August 2011

AS Mitch Winehouse’s eulogy floats away from the tabloid news cycle (he has she had rarely been happier ), the Daily Star exclaims on its front page:


Having already decreed that the talented singer’s epithetic should be “TRAGIC”, the Star’s Jerry Lawton reports:

TRAGIC Amy Winehouse died broken-hearted after realising she and her “true love” would never be together again, we can reveal.

He adds:

Before she launched into the “death wish” drug and booze marathon believed to have claimed her life, she begged ex-husband Blake Fielder-Civil to let her visit him in jail.

Last week’s dire ITV tribute show told viewers that Blake had inspired her Back to Black Album. We should thank him. And the tabloids should thank him for marrying Amy and helping her down the path to becoming a tabloid mainstay to gawp at, rather than listen to.

As for Amy Winehouse dying from drugs and drink… Well, her father says it was her lack of both that might have killed her. And the cause of singer’s sudden death remains unknown . The autopsy results are not yet complete.

Drugs were a factor in Amy Winehouse’s life. Her father Mitch has met with crime minister James Brokenshire and Keith Vaz, chairman of the Home Affairs Select Committee, to talk about what can be done to turn youngsters off drugs. (Less media nonsense about Winehouse joining the exclusive 27 Club might help.)

Vaz picked up the scent of celebrity and spotted a nascent cause. He smiles for the cameras and says

“We always revisit our reports but I think it’s important that we look again because it seems, from what he has said today, the level of support is not there and there appears to be an inconsistency of funding.”

The BBC reports:

Last week, Mr Winehouse revealed plans to set up a foundation in his daughter’s name to help people struggling with addiction unable to afford private treatment.

A legacy is being sought. The family wants to be proactive. Winehouse must not have died in vain. To the outside, reassuringly expensive rehab centres appear to have loyalty cards. They seem to operate on a revolving door system. Do

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