Amy hugging her mom Janis after winning 2008 Grammy
As new details surrounding the death of Amy Winehouse emerge, her mom is speaking out about the last conversation she had with her daughter.
Janis Winehouse told The Daily Mirror that Amy's death "seemed only a matter of time."
“She seemed out of it," Janis said of her visit with Amy just a day before she passed. "But her passing so suddenly still hasn’t hit me."
Although police are saying her death is so far "unexplained," friends say the five time Grammy winner had been on an ecstacy and alcohol binge for a week leading up to her death.
Winehouse joins the very sad "27 Club" of entertainers who partied hard and died at the age of 27 (see list below).
The guitarist and founder member of the Rolling Stones was found dead at the bottom of a Sussex swimming pool on July 2, 1969. Alcohol and drugs were found in his system. The coroner reported death by misadventure.
The legendary electric guitarist collapsed at a party in London on September 18, 1970, and later died of suffocation brought on by a barbiturate overdose.
The American folk singer died of a heroin overdose, possibly combined with the effects of alcohol. She was found in her Hollywood apartment on October 4, 1970.
A prolific drug-taker, The Doors’ frontman died of heart failure while taking a bath in his Paris apartment on July 3, 1971. The previous day, he had complained of regurgitating blood. His death certificate states he died of “natural causes”.
The troubled lead-singer of American grunge rock band Nirvana shot himself in the room above his garage in his Seattle home on April 8, 1994. The previous month, he had survived a drug and alcohol-induced coma.
The lead guitarist of Welsh band Manic Street Preachers disappeared in December 1995, prior to the band’s tour of America. His body was never found, but he was officially presumed dead in 2008.
The five time Grammy winner struggled for years with drug and alcohol abuse. She was found dead July 23, 2011. Police have not yet determined how she died.
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