It’s been nearly two years since Amy Winehouse’s death shocked fans.
Her tragic death was hardly unexpected given her addiction problems. But now Amy Winehouse’s brother Alex is claiming it wasn’t drugs or alcohol that killed the singer – it was bulimia.
US Weekly reports that Alex Winehouse says sister Amy Winehouse died due to the eating disorder, rather than her hard-partying lifestyle. The 27-year-old songstress died July 23, 2011, and while a coroner’s report attributed the death to alcohol poisoning, Winehouse’s brother Alex says his sister has suffered from bulimia for years.
“She suffered from bulimia very badly. 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… Absolutely terrible.”
Amy Winehouse graced the cover of VIBE in the wake of her death – in just 27 short years, Winehouse won five Grammy Awards.