News | Entertainment
27 Sep 2016 11:23
NZCity News
NZCity CalculatorReturn to NZCity

  • Start Page
  • Personalise
  • Sport
  • Weather
  • Olympic Games
  • Ski Report
  • Finance
  • Shopping
  • Horoscopes
  • Lotto Results
  • Photo Gallery
  • Site Gallery
  • TVNow
  • Dating
  • SearchNZ
  • NZSearch
  • Crime.co.nz
  • RugbyLeague
  • Make Home
  • About NZCity
  • Contact NZCity
  • Your Privacy
  • Advertising
  • Login
  • Join for Free

  •   Home > News > Entertainment

    Amy Winehouse was dead when he was told she had passed away.

    The reformed heroin addict - who was married to the late singer from May 2007 to February 2009 - was shell-shocked when he was told Amy had passed away from an alcohol overdose during his time in jail for burglary and possession of an imitation fire arm in July 2011.


    He repeatedly told the prison officers they must have it wrong until they showed him the proof in several news reports.

    Speaking in a candid interview on TV programme 'The Jeremy Kyle Show', Blake said: "One of the senior officers ... said, 'This is never easy, but Amy has died.' For about two of three minutes I just kept saying, 'No, no, this is not true. It'll be someone who looks like her, it will be a hoax.'

    "I made them show me six or seven websites and each time they showed me a computer I'm finding it harder and harder to say no and eventually they showed me the latest update. At that point I broke down, I couldn't stop crying and then I had to get put back in my cell."

    Blake has been blamed for introducing Amy - who struggled with excessive alcohol and drug use before her untimely death at the age of 27 - to illicit substances, but he believes she would have got into hard drugs without his influence.

    Blake believes the pressure she was under because of her worldwide fame and success led her to move on from cannabis to cocaine initially.

    The one-time hellraiser - who accepts he was responsible for giving Amy heroin for the first time - said: "When I used to do cocaine and Amy was around, there were one or two times I asked her, 'Do you want to try it?' She'd say, 'No, that's not for me.' That was when we first started seeing each other.

    "But (I remember) she'd gone out to put the finishing touches to 'Back to Black' and she brought her laptop to this pub in Soho and she was playing me the songs and I was really impressed, I was saying, 'This is amazing.' Then she sheepishly said she had some cocaine, I remember being really angry ... I think the fact she went from being anti-cocaine, to within a year being at the BRIT Awards and getting that momentum of fame, to taking cocaine to buying cocaine. She was under massive pressure."

    © 2016 Bang Showbiz, NZCity


     Other Entertainment News
     27 Sep: Margot Robbie will host the first episode of the new series of 'Saturday Night Live'
     27 Sep: Naomi Judd found an "ongoing purpose for living" that helped her battle depression
     27 Sep: Sky Ferreira is cover star of October's Playboy and had full creative control over her photo shoot
     27 Sep: 'Monty Python' star Terry Jones is battling dementia
     27 Sep: Kate Winslet was bullied as a child for being "chubby"
     27 Sep: Jamie Lee Curtis is to direct an episode of 'Scream Queens'
     27 Sep: Amanda Seyfried has thrown a birthday party for her dog
     Top Stories

    RUGBY RUGBY
    Protest over rugby player's treatment More...


    BUSINESS BUSINESS
    Intueri warns investors of Aust audit More...



     Today's News

    Entertainment:
    Margot Robbie will host the first episode of the new series of 'Saturday Night Live' 11:05

    Netball:
    Metcalfe appointed Magic assistant 10:57

    Cricket:
    NZ must learn quickly: Williamson 10:47

    Business:
    Intueri warns investors of Aust audit 10:47

    Business:
    Aust's Bapcor bids for Hellaby Holdings 10:37

    Entertainment:
    Naomi Judd found an "ongoing purpose for living" that helped her battle depression 10:35

    Motoring:
    East Cape highway reopens 10:07

    Entertainment:
    Sky Ferreira is cover star of October's Playboy and had full creative control over her photo shoot 10:05

    Entertainment:
    'Monty Python' star Terry Jones is battling dementia 9:35

    Business:
    Robust economy helps lift kiwi 9:17


     News Search






    Power Search


    © 2016 New Zealand City Ltd