Amy Winehouse tragically passed away on July 23, 2011 and her father, Mitch, is opening up about that fateful day.
He has just arrived in New York City on July 24th when he got a call from Amy’s security guard informing him of her passing. He said that he will never forget that sad day.
He said, “I was in New York when I found out. I was at my cousin’s cuddling his newborn babies. He had just been asking me how Amy was. I said she was fine — then my phone rang. It was Andrew, her security guard, in tears. He said something terrible had happened. Amy had died. I couldn’t understand him at first. I was like ice. I was cool as a cucumber. I told him to tell me again. I was in a terrible state of shock. I was just sitting there.”
After learning of his daughter’s untimely death, Mitch flew back to the U.K. and spent the whole flight in a state of shock. He said, “I was just sitting there. The flight home was horrendous. In my mind, I was saying, ‘Stop messing about Amy.’ She was a practical joker and I just hoped everyone had it wrong – even though I knew it was right. It was horrible. I couldn’t cry. I wasn’t able to do anything. I was just numb.”
Mitch revealed that his daughter passed away from a seizure related to her alcohol detoxification. He said, “I can’t watch any footage of her. I broke down when I saw some clips of us together on TV. But I want to remember everything about her. The good times and the bad times. I don’t want to forget anything.”
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