When Amy first started to appear disheveled and scrawny in public, she was always nested under Blake’s long, protective arm.
He thought he was doing a noble thing, taking the blame off her; He thought he might save her career.But when Amy died of alcohol poisoning in 2011—years after quitting heroin, Blake says—much of the blame was directed towards her ex-husband.Blake Fielder-Civil claims Amy Winehouse tried to kill herself after a phone call between them, two months before her death from alcohol poisoning.The late jazz genius’ ex-husband told to The Sun that Amy ‘slashed her body’, putting herself in ‘serious’ danger, during the last period of her life when she ‘really no longer cared if she lived or died’.The family, who live in Claypole in Lincolnshire, have apparently been ostracised by residents in their town because of the public perception that Blake led to the singer's demise, reports The Times Magazine. I think we found each other and certain people need to realise that she did have other addictions before she met me.
She wasn’t a happy, well adjusted young woman, you know, and I find it disrespectful to imply I was some Machiavellian puppet master.'What is it about men: Amy and Blake at Gatwick Airport after returning from a holiday in St Lucia in 2007, left, and Blake outside the High Court in London, right, appealing his conviction for assault He recently consulted on the documentary movie Amy, due to be released this month, which follows their intense relationship, which she sings about in many of her most iconic hits.Blake, who was in prison for theft and carrying an imitation firearm when his wife died, admitted in 2012 that he did 'introduce drugs into the relationship', after toxicology reports revealed that her death was the result of alcohol, not drugs.The recovering drug addict, who has battled with cocaine, crack and heroin in the past, is now estranged from his family so goes simply by Blake Fielder.The singer's intense marriage with Blake Fielder-Civil was known to be the inspiration for Back To Black which sold 14million copies, but her former husband feels he's been vilified since her death in 2011.The stricken star's path to self-destruction was well documented in the media as she battled with an eating disorder, drugs and alcohol addictions, and was regularly seen heavily intoxicated at high-profile events.To his credit, Chris Taylor has not spoken publicly about his relationship with Amy Winehouse.