Amy Winehouse' 'killed By Bulimia', Says Brother
Amy Winehouse’s brother Alex Winehouse has spoken about his sister, claiming that although she had issues with substance abuse, he believes it was her battle with bulimia that contributed to her death in 2011. Talking to Observer Magazine, Alex said: "She would have died eventually, the way she was going, but what really killed her was the bulimia.”
He continued: "Had she not have had an eating disorder, she would have been physically stronger. [Her friends] were all doing it. They stopped doing it, but Amy never really stopped.
“We all knew she was doing it but it's almost impossible [to tackle], especially if you're not talking about it."
The late singer’s brother went on to explain that the The Amy Winehouse Foundation have donated funds to eating disorder charity Beat: "We had to support eating disorder charities because no one talks about it. The situation in this country is that about five or six years ago there were around 10-15 eating disorder charities out there. Now there's only three, one of which is exclusively for young men.
"Beat was in real need of an online forum so that there's always someone there to talk to. I just want to try to raise awareness of bulimia. It's a real dark, dark issue."