Anderson Cooper to have first interview with Amy Winehouse’s family since singer’s death

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The mother, father, stepmother and boyfriend of late sultry songbird Amy Winehouse will appear on CNN anchor Anderson Cooper’s new daytime show, “Anderson” on September 12.

According to the television show host’s Twitter account, Winehouse’s family will speak for the first time since the British woman’s sudden July death. (MORE: Singer Amy Winehouse dead — joins long list of rockers dead at age 27)

“On @anderson sept 12. Amy Winehouse’s family – her dad, mom, stepmom, boyfriend – speak for the 1st time since her death,” Cooper tweeted Tuesday.

Cooper, whose new program “Anderson” premieres that very day, went on to tweet that he eagerly awaits the upcoming conversation.

“I’m really looking forward to speaking with Amy Winehouse’s family,” Cooper tweeted. “They’ve been through so much, and her talent was so great.”

On July 23 Winehouse was found dead in her London flat. The Grammy Award winner, who had highly publicized substance abuse problems and stints in rehab, reportedly had no drugs in her system at the time of her death.

After the “Rehab” singer’s passing, Winehouse’s mother Janis told the Sunday Mirror that it was “only a matter of time” before the musical sensation perished, given the 27-year-old’s lifestyle.

“She seemed out of it,” Janis told the Mirror. “But her passing so suddenly still hasn’t hit me.”

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