The man who may have been the closest thing Amy Winehouse had to a stabilizing force in her life spoke out about losing her yesterday.
Director Reg Traviss, who some reports say had broken up with Amy just days before her death, painted a much different and healthier picture of the singer in her last few days than anyone else has offered so far.
Yesterday, distraught Reg had told how Amy had been upbeat and full of life in the days leading to her death.
He said Amy had been excitedly choosing clothes to go to a pal’s wedding on Sunday.
He added: “Amy kept trying to decide what to wear.
“She had laid out her dresses to make up her mind. She was really looking forward to it.”
But on Saturday the film director’s world came crashing down when he learned Amy had been found dead in bed at her home. Reg said: “The last three days have been hell.
“We have suffered a terrible untimely loss and want peace now.
“I can’t describe what I am going through and I want to thank so much all of the people who have paid their respects and who are mourning the loss of Amy, such a beautiful, brilliant person and my dear love.
“I have lost my darling who I loved very much.”
Reg, speaking of Amy for the first time since her death, gave an account of her final days that scotched rumours she had been in a drug-fuelled haze.
He said: “She has been full of life and so upbeat recently, exercising everyday and doing yoga. This terrible thing that happened is like an accident.”