Amy Winehouse’s Father says Seizure Caused Pop-Star’s Death
Mitch Winehouse insists that his daughter Amy Winehouse was on her way to sobriety when she died in July. During a taping for Anderson Cooper's new daytime talk show 'Anderson,' he said the 27-year-old suffered a seizure related to detoxification and that "there was nobody there to rescue her."
"Everything Amy did, she did to excess," the AP reports the older Winehouse said during the interview, which will air on Monday's debut episode of 'Anderson.' "She drank to excess and did detox to excess." His statements -- although were admittedly speculation -- back up a toxicology report that found nothing but traces of an anxiety drug called Librium in her system. Librium is often used to fight withdrawal symptoms.
Winehouse was trying to beat alcoholism on her own, without doctors, her father said. "The periods of abstinence were becoming longer, and the periods of drinking were becoming shorter. It was heading in the right direction." He adds that he didn't believe she'd done any hard drugs since 2008.
"When she wasn't drinking she was absolutely on top of the world." Mitch Winehouse added that his daughter had lost consciousness during similar events recently. A full inquest into the cause of her death begins next month. Winehouse's mother and boyfriend Reg Traviss also appear during the interview.