Generous Amy Winehouse spent £130,000 sending her friend Alex Foden to rehab, when perhaps she should have spent it curing herself.
The singer’s former stylist and flatmate credits her with ‘saving his life’, despite her initial influence swaying him into drug addiction.
He also says she was resigned to the fact she would die young, predicting her untimely passing at just 27.
Fighting demons: Alex Foden and Amy Winehouse shared mutual love of drugs
He said: ‘Amy always told me she thought she would die young and that she knew she’d become a part of the 27 Club.
‘Although everyone around her knew it was going to happen, it was still a shock. I’ve been crying pretty much ever since I heard.’
The Back To Black star is now said to have joined cult group ’27 Club’.
The bleak name is to honour rock ‘n’ roll stars, including Kurt Cobain, Jimi Hendrix and Jim Morrison, who all died at the same age as Amy.
But while it is clear Amy also needed help, it is she who spent the whopping sum of money sending her friend to rehab instead.
The celebrity stylist has since set up the Alex Foden Foundation to support addicts through recovery, hoping it’d be ‘a wake-up call’ for Amy.
Iconic: Amy lived on Haribo for days at a time during heavy drug binges
In a candid interview with The Mirror, he opened up about shooting the Back To Black video in 2006, saying Amy was traumatised when she hauntingly threw earth over her own coffin.
Alex said: ‘That video was tragically prophetic. What’s really devastating is that I think Amy knew it all along.
‘She had a virtual panic attack on set after seeing the grave with ‘Here lies the heart of Amy Winehouse’ on the headstone.
Amy’s name was eventually removed from the tombstone as they continued shooting the footage and Alex calmed her down by bringing in ‘a few hot toddies so she could get through the whole ordeal’.
The pair spent a year living together in east London while in the throes of a shared lust for drugs.
They would splurge out on huge coke, heroin and cannabis benders, spending up to £1,000 a day, with Alex’s weight dropping to just 7st 7lbs.
Talented: This is how Amy will be remembered, singing for the Grammy Awards ceremony in February 2008
The tattooed star, infamous for her beehive and rockabilly style, would survive on sweets for up to four or five days.
Alex said: ‘Because heroin depletes the sugar levels in your blood, she used to mainly survive off sweets.
‘At one point she was basically sponsored by Haribo. They would send us about £200 of Tangfastics and Starmix bags – we had a 4ft high cupboard crammed with the stuff.’
Designers would send their creations to Amy, but they would hang off her tiny frame and Alex would be forced to tell them to adjust the dresses and measure them up against a seven-year-old child.
Perhaps what is most shocking, is the revelation that Amy swallowed over £2,000 of heroin before smuggling it into the Caribbean.
Canadian rocker Bryan Adams had invited her stay at his villa in Mustique for Christmas 2007, in a bid to help her get clean.
But Amy knew she wouldn’t survive sober and carried seven £300 wraps of heroin internally before boarding the plane.
Despite her tempestuous relationship with Blake, Alex thinks she would still be alive today if they had had a child as all she wanted was to be a mum.
On one occasion, before a gig in Zurich, she was left devastated after two pregnancy tests came back negative.
Although their arguments were wild, often with Amy smashing up furniture around the house, Alex believes they were desperately in love.
He added: ‘Blake always said they were like Sid Vicious and Nancy Spungen – when one went, the other would go too. I fear for him now.’
Paying respects: Amy’s parents Mitch and Janis read tributes left by fans outside Amy’s home