In his touching eulogy, Amy Winehouse’s father made it clear that the troubled singer had been on the road to recovery.
Answering some of the criticism levelled at those close to her, Mitch Winehouse revealed that the 27-year-old weaned herself off drugs three years ago.
And he told mourners that she'd been trying to break her dependence on alcohol.
“She was trying hard to deal with her drinking and had just completed three weeks of abstinence.
“She said, ‘Dad, I’ve had enough of drinking. I can’t stand the look on your and the family’s faces anymore’.”
He added: “She was the happiest she’d been for years.”
The Sun reporter Gordon Smart, who attended the ceremony, said those watching him speak included Amy’s boyfriend Reg Traviss.
Reg spoke on Tuesday of his devastation at losing the girl he described as ‘my darling’.
The gravity of his loss etched onto his face, the film producer listened as Mitch paid tribute to their relationship.
He said the couple had been looking forward to their future together.
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