If you ask members of his family, Amy Winehouse’s ex-husband Blake Fielder-Civil is responsible for her death. According to his brother, Blake Fielder-Civil is the person who introduced Winehouse to hard drugs, which were partially responsible for Winehouse’s early death at the age of 27.
Blake Fielder-Civil has had enough of being the scapegoat, though, and he’s ready to set the record straight. According to the Guardian, Fielder-Civil gave an interview to the Times Magazine in which he defended himself, saying that Winehouse had addiction problems prior to their meeting.
“I don’t think I ruined her, no. I think we found each other and certain people need to realize that she did have other addictions before she met me. She wasn’t a happy, well-adjusted young woman… and I find it disrespectful to imply I was some machiavellian puppet master.”
Blake’s brother, Harry Fielder-Civil, disagrees. As the Inquisitr previously reported, Harry said he didn’t talk to Blake Fielder-Civil for years.
Winehouse, who was a British-born musician, died in 2011 at the age of 27. The official cause of death was alcohol poisoning.
Blake Fielder-Civil’s comments come just ahead of the release of Amy, which is a much anticipated documentary about the life of Winehouse. The biopic is scheduled to be released in July. The biopic is said to follow Winehouse’s entire life, beginning with childhood, including her marriage to Fielder-Civil.
The pair married in 2007 and remained married for two years. After their marriage, Blake and Amy continued with a tumultuous on-again-off-again relationship.
During the same interview in which Fielder-Civil distanced himself from Amy’s death, he also mentioned that he still loves his ex-wife.
“I’m in love with someone who is not here. I think about her every day. I’m a bit stuck now, thinking, ‘How do I move on?'”
Fielder-Civil, who reportedly has been off drugs for a year, went on to say that every day feels like a punishment, and that he’d like to reconcile with the family of his ex-wife.
Reconciliation isn’t likely to happen, though, as Winehouse’s father, Mitch, has called Blake Fielder-Civil “the biggest low-life scumbag that God ever put breath into,” according to the Guardian.
“I’d like to speak to Mitch and genuinely, genuinely plea for his forgiveness [for any] parts I’ve played in what has occurred, but I won’t take responsibility for Amy passing away because it’s not fair.”
Will you look for more of Blake Fielder-Civil in the documentary Amy?
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