Winehouse's goddaughter: She was doing so well
August 9th, 2011
01:31 PM ET

Winehouse's goddaughter: She was doing so well

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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  1. Donji

    Amy lost the battle with booze and drugs she is or was no better or worse than anyone else who fought that fight.
    Having lost my brother to heroin i can imagine the pain Amy's family and friends feel now.God bless you and keep you Amy.

    August 16, 2011 at 2:35 am | Report abuse |
  2. Ignorant

    Tommy, you're a jerk. Your wife deserves better than that. Are you so lame that you cannot clean and cook for yourself?

    August 10, 2011 at 2:22 pm | Report abuse |
  3. ignorant

    Many of you are simply ignorant. Drug addiction is a disease. Yes, it starts as a choice. So, PLEASE say no to drugs. Certain drugs are highly addictive. It becomes a lifelong battle to stay clean. Amy should be remembered for the person she was. Hopefully, her story will help others who are in a similar situation. Maybe they will seek help. I feel sorry for those of you who do not understand addiction. It doesn't discriminate. It could happen to someone in your life. So, have some empathy for the fact that Amy's family and friends have lost a loved one. Amy should be remembered for the kind, loving, talented person she was. RIP Amy.

    August 10, 2011 at 9:45 am | Report abuse |
  4. ignorance

    My son died from an accidental overdose. He was a great kid who made a bad choice that ruined his life. Drug addiction is a disease. Those of you who do not understand are simply ignorant. It does not discriminate. Yes, addiction can take the life of a "good" soul and destroy it. Amy should be remembered for the kind, talented person she was and not only her addiction. What anyone of us should take away from this tragedy is the fact that it can happen to anyone, poor, middle-class or wealthy. Some of your comments are simply ignorant. Educate yourselves and have some level of empathy for her family. RIP Amy.

    August 10, 2011 at 9:26 am | Report abuse |
  5. alecia

    @Peace LMAO and so true! The minions are building my condo right now and youre all invited! @Against Drugs, you really need to share whatever it is youre on but dont walk around right now since youre TRIPPING so much! @Tommy, to borrow from The Hangover, you are just too stupid to insult!

    August 10, 2011 at 8:04 am | Report abuse |
  6. dreadful dretta

    i love when famous people die who were druggies die we remember them only for their music and art and try to shush up about their drug use or say things like 'oh they were doing so well....' i wish msuic was like sports if your caught doing drugs you get canned or in actual trouble not idolized more... maybe then things like this wouldn't happen.

    August 10, 2011 at 12:22 am | Report abuse |
  7. Peace

    @Lucy Furr, Sorry, hell doesn't want any of us, they're afraid we'll take over! 😉

    August 9, 2011 at 10:37 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Jazzzzzzzz

    Awww, she looks like a sweet in peace Amy

    August 9, 2011 at 10:23 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Myk

    I can't stop laughing at this comment... I just love reading things I have no ideal what they mean.. I hope you are from a different country....

    August 9, 2011 at 10:22 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Monty


    August 9, 2011 at 9:51 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Against drugs

    Brazilian policed found today small package of cocaine with Amy Winehouse being sold in Rio de Janeiro. This lady was an inspiration for our kids to give their lives to the drugs destroying not just their lives but also the ones surrounding them starting by their family. This makes of this lady not different of other killers, and as the any other bad one we should assure she is remembered for the bad things or forget her. I’m almost sure someone is going to right back that we should remember her good done…maybe we should do for Bin Laden as well?

    August 9, 2011 at 9:03 pm | Report abuse |
    • myk

      Okay I have read that 6x. And I'm clueless right now

      August 9, 2011 at 10:18 pm | Report abuse |
    • Myk

      Back away from the bag of spray paint please..........

      August 9, 2011 at 10:20 pm | Report abuse |
    • Kitty Katz

      Your comment makes absolutely NO SENSE!!! Your grammar is so pathetic that I cannot understand what you're trying to say! Ramblilng....rambling.....babbling about nothing! Perhaps maybe YOU'RE ON DRUGS!!!! Go back to where you came from and learn to write so a fairly intelligent person can understand it!!!!

      August 10, 2011 at 8:36 am | Report abuse |
    • Pensera

      You obviously don't speak English as a first language. You could make yourself understood better in English if you:
      1) Keep sentences short. No more than six or seven words per sentence.
      2) Keep sentences simple. Don't try to say so much in one sentence.
      3) Think of your main point and state it: noun then verb. Don't try to be stylish; you are not able to do that yet.
      4) Practice practice practice

      It can be frustrating to try to speak your mind and heart in another language. Don't let mean comments discourage you.

      August 11, 2011 at 10:49 am | Report abuse |
    • Kati

      Are you on drugs ?

      August 23, 2011 at 3:23 pm | Report abuse |
  12. fernace

    Her body probably went into "health shock" & she had a heart attack! Or she relapsed! Sad & un-necessary either way! On the up note, can't wait to hear her young muse & god child, Dionne Bromfield! Something to look forward to!!

    August 9, 2011 at 8:50 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Wasted1

    Still waiting for the toxicology reports. Alcohol, combined with prescription (legal) medication, can certainly be fatal. She hit a terrible bottom, but it seemed like those closest to her were optimistic. Possibly, she was just pushed too hard or pushed herself too hard to get back on the road. Her prior work has taken on new significance for a fan such as myself.

    August 9, 2011 at 8:20 pm | Report abuse |
  14. Captain Liberia

    Yep, she was doin' real well, until she wasn't

    August 9, 2011 at 4:45 pm | Report abuse |

    There's a HELL below, and some of you are gonna go!

    August 9, 2011 at 4:26 pm | Report abuse |
  16. Beautiful Vixen

    I don't have babies, but I would cry and miss my cat if she was to die.

    August 9, 2011 at 3:09 pm | Report abuse |
  17. Mark Stewart

    See sometimes we're so caught up in our own selves that we forget that celebrities are human to with loved ones that care and need them. Amy's mommy and daddy are missing their baby just like you and I would if we'd lost ours.

    August 9, 2011 at 2:53 pm | Report abuse |
  18. Portalpunk

    I'm FIRSTY for wine house!!!!!!!

    August 9, 2011 at 1:46 pm | Report abuse |

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