Amy Winehouse’s brother blames her death on bulimia

The brother of late singer Amy Winehouse has opened up about her death in a new interview with the British paper The Guardian. Alex Winehouse claims her sudden death in 2011 wasn’t because of her drinking problem, but due to an eating disorder. “She suffered from bulimia very badly,” said Alex. “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’s interview was part of promotion for “Amy Winehouse: A Family Portrait,” an upcoming exhibit about the singer’s life at London’s Jewish Museum. Alex’s goal is for the public to see a different side to his sister. “She’d do anything for anyone, she really would. She was loyal – as a sister, daughter and friend,” he said. “She was probably the most loyal friend to people I’ve ever known.” The exhibit opens July 3 and concludes September 15, 2013. ~Alfonso Espina

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  1. Swellie • June 25, 2013 @ 2:14 PM

    I hope opening this exhibit brings him some closure. It’s a sad thing to lose a sibling.

  2. Kris • June 25, 2013 @ 3:49 PM

    No doubt the bulimia was a factor, however, alcohol withdrawal syndrome can also cause death.

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