Amy Winehouse's Ex-Husband: "I Watched Her Die In My Arms"

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The singer's drug problems were made worse by her 2009 divorce from Blake Fielder-Civil.

Did Amy Winehouse die of a broken heart? It's likely. Since her 2009 divorce from Blake Fielder-Civil, we've watched the troubled singer slide further and further downhill, canceling performances and embarrassing herself in public. Yet she was so talented and promising at the beginning of her career that we couldn't help but root for her to eventually get her drug and alcohol issues sorted out.

Even back when they were married, Blake told The Sun in 2009, Amy had near-death experiences. He described her "dying" in his arms after a three-day binge: 

"I knelt over her as she kept on fitting. But then suddenly she just passed out and stopped breathing. It was the most frightening thing I had ever seen. I felt sure I was watching her die right in front of me. I didn't know what to do or how to save her. I held her to me—and I thought she was dying in my arms. But somehow I managed to open her mouth and breathe air down her throat."

Clearly the divorce hit hard, as Amy had apparently been harassing Blake and his new fiance, Sarah Aspin, as of about a week ago. The Sun reported Sarah saying, "She needs to keep her hands off him. He is mine and we are a family now. ... I've had enough of her thinking she can click her fingers and get him back whenever she wants. She phones him when she is really out of it and her texts are even signed off 'your wife.'"

Amy may not be bothering Blake and Sarah anymore, but we'll forever be haunted by what could have been if she had gotten off drugs and resuscitated her career: Could the singer have mended her broken heart and moved on?

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