BANG Showbiz

Blake Fielder Civil 'destroyed' Amy Winehouse, says brother

AMY Winehouse and Blake Fielder Civil were like "two speeding trains hurtling towards each other", according to the late singer's ex-husband's brother.

Harry Civil has revealed how watching his brother "destroy" the singer - who tragically passed away aged 27 in 2011 - through introducing her to hard drugs made him feel "guilty", and forced him to not speak to him for years after her death.

He said: "They seemed hell-bent on destroying each other and didn't care about dragging others down with them. It was like watching two speeding trains hurtle towards each other before a violent crash.'

"I felt guilty because everyone knows it was Blake who introduced Amy to hard drugs. I didn't speak to him for about two years because I blamed him for so many things. I didn't hate him. I just wanted Amy to be still alive. We got back in touch only a couple of weeks ago. It destroyed our family."

Blake's brother went on to confess that people spat on him and his brother as they walked down the street, and their parents split up due to the shame that their family felt from the 'Rehab' hitmaker's death.

Speaking to the Mail Online, Harry said: "People spat at us and called us junkies. Blake was demonised and local people behaved as if we had a contagious disease they didn't want to catch. Mum and Dad split up under the strain. We had always been very close, but now we rarely see our dad."


Fraud investigation into major mining company

premium_icon Fraud investigation into major mining company

Fraud investigation hits Australian mining giant.

CCTV showed 61yo man pinching phone from tavern pokies area

premium_icon CCTV showed 61yo man pinching phone from tavern pokies area

Guilty plea in court after mobile taken from gaming room.

Treasure trove beneath the water

premium_icon Treasure trove beneath the water

The Fairbairn Dam may be low, but there is more to uncover than mud and dirt.