News | Entertainment
20 Feb 2018 6:49
NZCity News
NZCity CalculatorReturn to NZCity

  • Start Page
  • Personalise
  • Sport
  • Weather
  • Finance
  • Shopping
  • Jobs
  • 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."

    © 2018 Bang Showbiz, NZCity


     Other Entertainment News
     20 Feb: Selena Gomez “felt bad” about asking Francia Raisa to undergo a kidney transplant for her last year
     20 Feb: Lisa Marie Presley is allegedly over $16 million in debt, according to newly filed divorce documents
     19 Feb: Lena Dunham thanks fans for “overwhelming” support since opening up about her hysterectomy
     19 Feb: Jennifer Aniston is “doing okay” following her split from Justin Theroux
     19 Feb: Aaron Carter is writing an advice book aimed toward helping young stars navigate fame
     19 Feb: Octavia Spencer has been “inspired” by her mother
     19 Feb: Adam Levine and Behati Prinsloo have welcomed their second daughter
     Top Stories

    RUGBY RUGBY
    Ngatai, Cane named as Chiefs co-captains More...


    BUSINESS BUSINESS
    Freightways' new addition on budget More...



     Today's News

    Entertainment:
    Selena Gomez “felt bad” about asking Francia Raisa to undergo a kidney transplant for her last year 6:35

    Cricket:
    Eden Park in spotlight ahead of T20 final 6:25

    Entertainment:
    Lisa Marie Presley is allegedly over $16 million in debt, according to newly filed divorce documents 6:05

    Living & Travel:
    Mount Sinabung: Airlines issue 'red notice' as Indonesian volcano erupts on island of Sumatra 4:35

    International:
    Australian foreign fighter Jamie Williams describes 'block by block' battle against Islamic State in Raqqa 4:35

    Law and Order:
    Woman pleads guilty to manslaughter 21:55

    International:
    Aslyum seeker at risk of 'sudden death' denied permission to travel for treatment with son 21:45

    Entertainment:
    Lena Dunham thanks fans for “overwhelming” support since opening up about her hysterectomy 21:35

    General:
    Byron Wells shuts out memories of Sochi 21:15

    Entertainment:
    Jennifer Aniston is “doing okay” following her split from Justin Theroux 21:05


     News Search






    Power Search


    © 2018 New Zealand City Ltd