Amy Winehouse was ‘killed by bulimia’ says her brother

Posted on 24 June 2013
By Thomas Owens
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The brother of the late Amy Winehouse has revealed that it was an eating disorder known as Bulimia that took the life of his sister, not a mixture of drugs and alcohol as previously reported.

Alex Winehouse, 33, stated that Amy had gradually weakened by the illness after a long battle with the illness. A coroner’s review was filed reporting that Amy had died of ‘alcohol toxicity,’ which was recorded as a voluntary act that took an unexpected turn for the worst which inevitably lead to the Back To Black singer’s death.

But her brother Alex believes it was the eating disorder known as Bulimia that took her life. Bulimia (nervosa) is recognised by binge consumption of a large amount of food in a short amount of time.

This binge is then followed by, typically, regurgitation as a form of purging, but it can also be done with the use of laxatives and/or extensive exercise where one is more than likely concerned about his/her weight.

It is believed that Amy developed the disorder at the age of 17. Alex said: “She would have died eventually, the way she was going, but what really killed her was the bulimia.

“Had she not have had an eating disorder, she would have been physically stronger.

“Her friends were all doing it. They stopped doing it, but Amy never really stopped. We all knew she was doing it, but it’s almost impossible to tackle, especially if you’re not talking about it.”

The Amy Winehouse Foundation recently donated money as charity to help people who also suffer from Bulimia nervosa.

Along with his wife Riva, Alex is in the midst of opening an entire exhibition dedicated to his sister so her fans can see another side of the star.

Other sources suggest a documentary-type film is in the works to tell the story of Amy Winehouse.