Winehouse Relapse Rumors Surface In Advance Of Toxicology Report

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Until an official report on the cause of Amy Winehouse’s death becomes public, many are more than happy to speculate, including, most recently, Tony Azzopardi, a 56-year-old London man who claims to have been friends with the singer and her now-incarcerated ex Blake Fielder-Civil. Azzopardi has given several interviews to local police—and several more to the British tabloids—indicating that, in spite of the claims of Winehouse’s family, the singer had relapsed, a fact he knew as a result of helping her buy crack cocaine and heroin on the eve of her death.

Azzopardi, whom the British press has fashioned a “drug fixer,” claims to be concerned of reprisals—not legal ones from police or Winehouse’s family, but violent ones from a local drug dealer with whom he claims to have put Winehouse into contact. The whole story sounds far too Errol Morris-fanciful to be true, but who can tell until the toxicology reports come back?

Amy Winehouse: Fixer Who Claims He Helped Her Buy Drugs on Eve of Tragedy Faces New Cop Quiz [Daily Mirror (via New York Post)]