Despite her long-standing dependency on drink and drugs, her older brother, Alex, says her battle with bulimia was what drove her to an early grave
Amy Winehouse's tragic passing in 2011 is still thought about regularly as her lasting impact on the entertainment industry continues to hold strong to this day. For the first ever time the singer's brother, Alex Winehouse, has opened up on his sister's passing, giving his own opinions on why he thinks the singer passed away.
Amy's struggle with drugs was well-known and plagued her for much of her short adult life, however Alex reckons that despite what people still say, drugs are not to be held responsible for his sister's passing. Instead, Alex think that Amy's less publicised battle, with bulimia, is in fact to blame for her passing at the tender age of 27.
"She suffered from bulimia very badly," he said. "That's not, like, a revelation – you knew just by looking at her. . . She would have died eventually, the way she was going, but what really killed her was the bulimia. . . I think that it left her weaker and more susceptible. Had she not had an eating disorder, she would have been physically stronger."
Alex, Amy's older brother by four years, was speaking to The Guardian when he gave his verdict on her death. The interview was meant to promote a new exhibit at London's Jewish Museum called 'Amy Winehouse: A Family Portrait.' The exhibit features artifacts from the late singer's life, family heirlooms, and photographs of a young Amy and aims to display her bond to her family and respect of their Jewish traditions. The exhibit opens July 3 and runs until September 15.
Amy was a well-known partier, but her brother says it was bulimia that led to her death
She is still well remembered by fans