August 9th, 2011
01:31 PM ET
According to her goddaughter, singer Amy Winehouse was "at her best" in the days leading up to her recent death.
The Mirror reports that British singer Dionne Bromfield told Radio 1 Winehouse appeared to be winning her battle against substance abuse and had even joined Bromfield in the studio as she worked on her latest album.
“The last time I saw her she was fine, I think that was the best time I’ve ever seen her," Bromfield said. "[I did] a song called 'Get Over' and she was in the corner crying. It’s such a shame to know she was at her best moment and three days later she was gone."
Winehouse's last public appearance was on stage with Bromfield at a London venue as the teen sang her hit, "Mama Said." Winehouse, who signed Bromfield to her record label Lioness Records, danced and sang along to the delight of the audience.
Bromfield said her memories of the troubled singer are far different from the highly publicized ones of Winehouse, whose cause of death has still not been determined.
“She was loving, she was family-orientated, she loved instruments," she said. "She played guitar all the time, she taught me how to play guitar and she was really into family."
The young singer said she still has not fully grasped that her mentor is gone.
“I still don’t believe it, it’s not sunk in," she said. "At Amy’s funeral it hit me hard. But now I hear about her a lot, you see pictures of her, she’s on the radio, so it’s like she’s there, but you can’t physically see or feel her.”
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