Recent toxicology reports found traces of alcohol and prescription drug Librium, which is used to fight anxiety and alcohol withdrawal symptoms, in Winehouse’s body.
“Everything Amy did, she did to excess,” Mitch Winehouse told Anderson Cooper. “She drank to excess and did detox to excess.”
He said his daughter was trying to turn her life around with the help of a doctor and “the periods of abstinence were becoming longer, and the periods of drinking were becoming shorter. It was heading in the right direction.”
“When she wasn’t drinking,” her father said, “she was absolutely on top of the world.”
Her father told Cooper he blames Winehouse’s ex husband, Blake Fielder-Civil, for introducing Amy to hard drugs but doesn’t blame him for her death. The singer apparently struggled with alcohol addiction for some time and had several seizures throughout her detox.
Gone but certainly not forgotten, please rest in peace Amy Winehouse.