London: Amy Winehouse’s former husband Blake Fielder-Civil’s mother has spoken up for the first time after the singer’s death, defying suggestions that her son is solely responsible for her demise.
Winehouse’s fans and family have suggested that it was her chaotic five-year relationship with Blake that sent the singer off the rails and ultimately led to her tragic death.
But for Georgette, 48, a respectable middle-class mother from a Nottinghamshire village, it is a sentiment that fills her with sorrow, and one that she believes masks a more unpalatable truth.
“I am not asking anyone to say ‘poor Blake’ — he made his choices and he has to live with them,” the Daily Mail quoted her as saying.
“I’m not trying to defend his behaviour and I know him for what he is: he’s an addict and he has done some terrible things.
“He feels enormous grief and responsibility for some of the things that have happened, as well he should.
“But I also think he’s been made the fall guy for what happened to Amy, when the truth is, in fact, far more complicated.
“We all played our part in what happened to her. I have had to look deep into my heart and wonder if I could have helped, done things differently,” she added.