Amy Winehouse’s ex-husband Blake Fielder-Civil knows something about love and loss, as his former wife died in her bed over the weekend.
Presently incarcerated, Fielder-Civil relayed his heartbreak and anguish over Winehouse’s sudden death to current girlfriend Sarah Aspin, who shared his statements with The Sun.
Doing time for burglary and a firearm offense, Fielder-Civil told the tabloid of Winehouse, “I will never ever again feel the love I felt for her. Everybody who knew me and knew Amy knew the depth of our love. I can’t believe she’s dead.”
In between sobs, Aspin explained to The Sun that Fielder-Civil cannot comprehend what happened to his former spouse.
“He is devastated and shattered. He just can’t take it in that she’s dead and he’ll never see her again,” Aspin told The Sun. “Blake rang me on Saturday after the prison authorities told him she’d died. I just couldn’t console him. He was in total shock.”
Aspin admits that Fielder-Civil and the late 27-year-old Winehouse were a rare kind of couple. (Singer Amy Winehouse ‘died alone in bed’)
“I saw him and Amy together and I know they were really in love and they were soulmates,” Aspin said. “She always loved him and he always loved her — but it was just never going to work.”
Winehouse and Fielder-Civil both struggled with substance abuse. Two years after getting hitched, the pair divorced and Winehouse was quoted as saying, “our whole marriage was based on doing drugs.” Early that year, Winehouse told British tabloid News of the World that she was “off the drugs for good” and having a ball with her new boyfriend.
“I’ve finally escaped from hell,” Winehouse told News of the World. “I’m in love again, and I don’t need drugs. Look at me; I’m glowing!”
According to Winehouse friend and rep Chris Goodman, the “Rehab” singer “died alone in bed” on Saturday. The cause of Winehouse’s death has yet to be determined, although an autopsy is expected to take place early this week. Winehouse is survived by her mother, father, and brother.
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