Amy Winehouse died a tragic death in her room,and she was discovered by herlive-on body bodyguard who was devastated.
She was one of the best music artists of the 21st century with amazing talent and majestic vocals.
Her death came as a shock to so many people who saw her as a role model and her fans as well as fellow celebrities.
It’s never easy when an artist dies,but Amy Winehouse was iconic,and her death shook so many people.
There are different rumours of the reason she died,but coroner’s reports refute those claims though her ex-seems to think otherwise.
She had issues in her life,and she went through some tough stages,but she managed to pull through most of them.
Many people apart from her fans loved her,but there are disturbing facts about this iconic artist that people chose not to see.
Here are some of them:
1. She Couldn’t Handle Fame
Amy Winehouse always knew she couldn’t handle fame. She made it clear more than once that she wasn’t trying to be a big star and she didn’t aspire to be anything other than a musician.
She wished for a simple life but then her fame wouldn’t allow it.
When asked, she said that she didn’t think she’s going to be famous at all and that she doesn’t think she could handle it.
2. Jay-Z Tried To Help Her
We all know Amy Winehouse had a drinking problem,but she had trouble handling it.
Jay-Z a rapper said it’s hard to just stand by and watch someone he cares about deal with addiction.
The rapper confronted Amy face to face,and he even pleaded with her to come and live with them.
3. Music Was Not Her First Love
As a child, she aspired to be a roller skating waitress also known as a carhop.
Picture her in a cute striped dress and skates. Awesome combination.
4. Crazy Stunts
Maybe love drove her to do some things,but there are weird ones her fans won’t forget.
She once took a glass shard that was used as a prop and carved some words into her stomach.
She carved “I Loved Blake” referencing to her fiancé at that time.
5. Expelled from School
Amy Winehouse attended a prestigious school Sylvia Young Theatre,but she was expelled even before she graduated.
Were it not for her talent; she could never have made it outside there.
She later became famous and didn’t care about her school life.
6. She Hated Rehab
Amy Winehouse had a problem and needed help,but she didn’t want to hear about it.
She separated from her initial management company after they asked her to go to rehab.
7. She Worked as an Entertainment Reporter
Before she became famous and utilised her voice for music, she used to work as an entertainment reporter.
She didn’t enjoy doing it,and she quit because it wasn’t what she thought it was like. She found it boring.
8. Her Ex-BF Introduced Her to Hard Drugs and Binge Drinking
Love is a force no one understands.
It pushed Amy Winehouse to start doing hard drugs together with her ex Blake Fielder,a music video assistant.
They were both deep into heroin and binge drinking during their relationship.
Blake is a psycho,so no one knows why he introduced her to such bad stuff if he loved her.
9. She Was Sober Before She Died
Amy Winehouse struggled with drinking problems in her life, and there isn’t a single day known when she was sober.
However, her personal physician Dr Christian Romete said that the artist had been sober for 12 to 13 days before her death.
She, however, went back to drinking because she was bored.
10. She Didn’t Want to Die
Amy wanted to live,and this comes from her personal physician again.
She had seen Amy the day before her death,and in the course of her last consultation, she didn’t seem to be depressed at all.
She was positive and had the will to live,and she says this is one reason she thinks Amy didn’t commit suicide.
11. Heroin Overdose
Before she died, Amy Winehouse had such a close call in 2007.
She overdosed on heroin, cocaine, alcohol, ecstasy and ketamine.
Wonder why she didn’t die from all this poisoning. She was so sick and was rushed to hospital forcing her to cancel shows in Europe and the UK.
12. She Did Her Final Tour Drunk and High
A month before her death, Amy Winehouse embarked on a European tour while she was high.
She came on stage visibly drunk and high and often forwent to space out and wander around the stage,and she was booed off eventually.
She cancelled the remaining gigs and went back to London.
13. Had Severe Problems With Bulimia
Amy struggled with bulimia or eating disorders,and this was revealed by her brother Alex Winehouse.
He said that bulimia is what killed her and he would know by just looking at her.
He also thinks she would have been physically stronger if she didn’t have bulimia.
14. History of Violence
Amy Winehouse physically assaulted people multiple times.
In 2006, Amy Winehouse punched a fan who criticized her husband,Blake.
For undisclosed reasons, she admitted to slapping another fan and another dancer Sherene Flash accused Amy of assaulting her.
15. She Had Emphysema
She was diagnosed with the disease at the age of 25 though its associated with older people.
The condition was however in its early stages,so it was reversible though not completely curable.