We can't even imagine what Amy Winehouse's parents are going through right now.
After the loss of their daughter on Saturday, her parents Janis and Mitch Winehouse are finally speaking out.
After seeing her just 24 hours before her passing, a heartbroken Janis said that her daughter's death was "only a matter of time." She added:
"She seemed out of it. But her passing so suddenly still hasn’t hit me.
They are the words I will always treasure. I’m glad I saw her when I did."
Meanwhile, her father Mitch didn't hear of the devastating news until he landed in NYC after a flight from London. After hearing of the news, he said:
"I’m getting the next plane back. I’m coming home. I have to be with Amy. I can’t crack up for her sake. My family need me. I’m devastated, it’s such a shock."
More details have emerged such as what a neighbor said when she heard noises coming from Amy's home on Saturday afternoon. She said, "At about 3:30am I heard crying from next door… terrible crying like somebody mourning. The ambulances and police cars arrived shortly after that."
Even though autopsy results have yet to be completed, friends did say that over the past couple of days, they believe Amy was on a path of self-destruction with wild drinking binges around Camden, North London.
According to them, they think that Amy died from a "bad" ecstasy pill combined with huge amounts of alcohol. She also suffered from emphysema.
Amy's bodyguard Ray Grange was said to be the one who found Amy. She was considered to be "beyond help" by the time ambulance crews and police arrived.
As for her funeral, sources say that it could possibly even occur today.
So very sad. Our hearts go out to Amy's family. We hope she is finally at peace.
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