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Amy Winehouse's Dad Breaks Down on the Series Premiere of 'Anderson' (VIDEO)

by Catherine Lawson, posted Sep 13th 2011 8:10AM
Mitch and Janis WinehouseSinger Amy Winehouse spent much of her short life in the public eye, enthralling fans and critics with her music, and attracting controversy for her substance abuse problems and messy personal life.

But behind the lurid headlines she was also a much-loved daughter. Her grieving parents sat down with Anderson Cooper on the series premiere of 'Anderson' (Weekdays, Syndicated) to talk about how they've been coping since her death.

Struggling to control her emotions, Amy's mom Janis comforted her ex-husband Mitch as he covered his face with a handkerchief and wept while Cooper played a clip of Amy singing 'To Know Him is to Love Him.'

The former taxi driver said they have struggled to go on since Amy died, and he broke down as he spoke of the special bond that existed between him and his daughter.

Many in the studio audience were also moved to tears as he said "It's really no different to the bond all you people got with your dads and your mums. It was a wonderful bond. ... We were best friends."

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richman99

And why is the Media still talking about the death of this useless, no-talent piece of trash???

September 13 2011 at 3:49 PM Report abuse +2 rate up rate down Reply
Shawn

Amy was a human being and I offer my sympathy to her parents, family and friends.

September 13 2011 at 1:47 PM Report abuse -1 rate up rate down Reply
xtgunn33

hhirock, you're an idiot.

September 13 2011 at 1:10 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
hhirock

These losers are crying because they are afraid the gravy wagon may have left the station. This bimbo was in BIG trouble for a long time. If these were any kind of parents they would have gotten her help NOT have been the enablers they were. They are like all buzzards that feed off the bones of something or someone else.

September 13 2011 at 12:04 PM Report abuse -4 rate up rate down Reply
Mighty John

I still can't belive her father thinks Amy stayed off of drugs for years.

September 13 2011 at 11:47 AM Report abuse -1 rate up rate down Reply
Nick

Here we go, now thet can give her dad a reality show, he's in the tribe.

September 13 2011 at 10:42 AM Report abuse -5 rate up rate down Reply
Thomas

Just the day prior was the 10th anniversary of 911. The show should have been about that and what the US has done since. Who cares about a drug addicted alcoholic who died. Won't watch Anderson Cooper again.

September 13 2011 at 10:24 AM Report abuse -6 rate up rate down Reply
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dddance2tonight

when people lose loved ones secondary to the inability to conquer and control habits which can be considered unhealthy or risky, the sense of guilt can be overwhelming. the most difficult thing for a parent or loved one to deal with is this: we cannot live their life; we cannot beg, cajole, threaten, disown, or in any other way change their habits. the individual has to do the change on their own. we can be supportive and not enabling. we can respect and assist but we cannot do a thing: they must do the thing themselves. prayers help. love helps. but, love them and not their habits and love yourself enough to realize we are not here to straighten out their lives.

September 13 2011 at 10:10 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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