Amy Winehouse’s close friend revealed their tumultuous relationship in the weeks leading up to her death from alcohol poisoning.
Amy Winehouse’s life has been blighted by tragedy since her death in 2010 from alcohol poisoning.
Tyler James, her longstanding closest friend, is now coming out about the tension between them in the weeks leading up to her murder in the London house they shared.
On Wednesday, White talked on the UK television show This Morning about their “huge disagreement” over her hazardous and fatal drinking issue before her death.
When Winehouse relapsed, James allegedly stormed out of the house for days at a time, only to return days later when she called for help.
“I’d leave whenever she relapsed because I was afraid she’d believe I was encouraging it. So I’d go, and she’d say, ‘Tyler, come home,’ and I’d return within two or three days” Tyler said.
Despite the fact that she had abstained from other narcotics for the “final three years” of her life, James recalls lashing out at the singer due to her alcoholism.
He said, “I had a major dispute with her because there were letters from the doctor warning she would die if she drank any more.”
One of the occasions James became enraged and stormed out of the house after one of these confrontations turned out to be the last.
When he arrived home, he was met with ambulances and media attention.
“Out there, it was like a movie premiere,” James remarked. Winehouse, James’ “soulmate” and “best friend,” died of alcohol poisoning in her bedroom. She was just 27 years old at the time.
James claims that he hasn’t totally healed from the disaster “We were the same person in two halves. I could never imagine my life without her.”
RIP Amy Winehouse.
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