Mitch Winehouse grieves daughter one year later
It’s been nearly a year since the death of singer Amy Winehouse at 27.
Her father, Mitch Winehouse, has written a new book, “Amy, My Daughter”, discussing, in part, her issues with drugs and alcohol.
Mitch told HLN's Dr. Drew Thursday night that he wrote it to help him in his personal recovery, to clear up misconceptions about Amy’s passing, and to send proceeds to the Amy Winehouse Foundation.
Concerning her death, Dr. Drew asked him, “Did you see it coming?”
He replied, “No, not at all. If she had passed away four years ago, I`d hold my hands up and I would have said, ‘well, what can we expect?’ She was extremely ill, but she’d recovered to such an extent that when she did pass away, obviously, it came as an absolutely terrible shock to us."
Dr. Drew continued, “I would say it`s much worse to be the family member than the addict, themselves, because the family member suffers so much. They’re fully cognizant of what’s going on, and oftentimes, have to lose the people they love so much.”
Watch the full segment in the video player above.
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