Not the best of goodbyes: Amy Winehouse's mom remembers her last moments

  • IANS, London
  • Updated: Sep 06, 2014 14:21 IST

Janis Winehouse has revealed in a new book that her daughter and singer Amy Winehouse "reeked of alcohol" and struggled to communicate the last time she saw her alive.

Loving Amy, a heartfelt memoir by Janis, is set to be published on Sep 11. In the book, Janis has shared that she found "broken bottles of white wine" lying around Amy's house in Camden, north London, where the singer was found dead on July 23, 2011.

The last time she saw Amy was when the latter was in a drunken state, and she moved around only courtesy of her bodyguard Andrew Morris, reports

"As Andrew turned the corner, I saw Amy was slung over his shoulder in a fireman's lift. It was obvious he'd washed her and dressed her and tried to put her beehive on to make her look respectable," she has written.

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She has said that the 27-year-old singer "reeked of alcohol", which was "coming out of every pore" as she struggled to put coherent sentences together.

"I couldn't sit there and watch her like that," Janis added.

An inquiry into Amy's death confirmed she died of accidental alcohol poisoning.

The proceeds from the sale of the book will go to The Amy Winehouse Foundation, which was set up by Janis and works to discourage young people from misusing drugs.

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