Amy Winehouse’s family and her boyfriend Reg Traviss were invited to the first edition of the Anderson Cooper show to talk about the diva’s last days. They revealed that she was actually trying to quit drinking but doing it by herself, without asking for medical help, might have been what led to her tragic death, Shine reports.
On Monday, on the premiere of the Anderson Cooper talk show, the first guest was Reg Traviss, Amy Winehouse’s boyfriend. Talking about the last time he saw his girlfriend, Traviss opened up about what he liked and the soul-jazz diva, how he managed her addiction and how Amy was doing lately.
“She was excited and upbeat because we were going to a wedding”, he revealed to Cooper. When talking about her drinking and drug addiction, Reg said he was very cautious about it. “You have to choose the right time because you don’t want to be someone who’s nagging. You can’t preach about it.” He admitted there were always ups and downs, but talking about it was part of their relationship.And sometimes, according to him, Amy would decide that she would not drink for a while. “Amy was a really clever girl. She knew what she was doing”, he added.
The family and friends of celebrities who have died of drug abuse-related causes could have made use of the several alcohol and drug intervention resources that were available to them in order to save the lives of their loved ones.
On the other hand, Amy’s father, Mitch, who was also a guest in the show, believes that it was this binge drinking and then stopping that led to her death. With tears in his eyes, he explains that she might have had a seizure the night that she died. He reported multiple seizures of the singers’ in the last years and believes she could not help herself out. “She should have detoxed medically.”
Amy Winehouse died at on July 23, at age 27. The medical reports did not include any illegal substances in her body. However, they could find traces of alcohol and Librium, an antidepressant that combats anxiety and other symptoms which might appear with sudden alcohol deprivation.