Winehouse Relapse Rumors Surface In Advance Of Toxicology Report


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)]

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