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Amy Winehouse "just had Librium" in her blood

Mitch Winehouse, Amy's father, has spoken about his daughter's death with CNN journalist Anderson Cooper at the taping of the 'Anderson' premiere episode which Pressparty announced on September 7.

In the interview Winehouse said: "She was prescribed Librium [Chlordiazepoxide], which is a normal drug that is given to people who are detoxing and it kind of decreases the chances of having seizures. And she was continuing to take one of those pills everyday." 

Mitch tells Anderson that Amy Winehouse's untimely death was caused by a heart seizure: "She had a series of seizures brought on by this binge drinking and then stopping to drink. I think it's what the doctor said. I think she had a seizure and this was the time when there was no one there to rescue her." 

"I've been banging on about the fact that she hasn't taken drugs in three years. Everyone thought I was in denial, I wasn't in denial, she hadn't taken drugs. She'd been clean for round about three years." He then pointed out, "Her problem was alcohol, the last few years of her life." 

"You might argue, what's the difference? The difference is that what happened to Amy wasn't anything to do with drugs," he continued on explaining. "It might be that drugs took its toll in the early years, but there were no drugs in her system at all."

Winehouse concluded: "Everything Amy did, she did to excess. She drank to excess and did detox to excess."

Amy Winehouse died on July 23 at the age of 27

Mitch Winehouse, Janis Winehouse and boyfriend Reg Traviss were all interviewed on the 'Anderson' show and the full episode will air on Monday (September 12).

Watch the trailer for the episode below: