The late singer’s best friend, 39, released a tell-all book earlier this year.Her family are said to be ‘dissapointed’ in his decision to publish his ‘version of events’.Tyler and Amy met at 12-years-old at London ‘s Sylvia Young Theatre School.Her parents were reportedly not informed about the new book.They noted that key people, such as her fiancé Reg Traviss, were kept out of the new release.
Amy Winehouse’s family feel ‘betrayed’ by her best friend Tyler James
Amy Winehouse’s family reportedly feel ‘betrayed’ by her best friend Tyler James and dispute many of the claims made in his new tell-all book.
A source close to household revealed that they feel very ‘disappointed’ in his decision to publish his ‘version of events’, especially as the tenth anniversary of Amy’s death hastily approaches.
However, after discovering the release of My Amy: The Life We Shared, they appear to have had a change of heart.
A source told the publication on Friday: “They do not recognise the singer that James portrays in the book — details of which have infuriated Amy’s family, including his suggestion he was the only person close to her trying to help her beat her demons“.
Amy and Tyler, 39, met when they were 12-years-old at London’s Sylvia Young Theatre School and according to The Sun, her parents Janis and Mitch believed he was the only friend who wouldn’t ‘cash in’ on her fame.
by Tyler James
Written with a searing honesty and published for the tenth anniversary of Amy Winehouse’s death, My Amy is an evocative portrait of unbreakable lifelong friendship – and a devastating study into fame, addiction and self-sabotage.
“Only one person knows what really happened to Amy, other than Amy herself. He is Tyler James, Amy’s best friend from the age of thirteen. They met at stage school as two insecure outsiders, formed an instant connection and lived together from their late teenage years right up until the day she died, aged just twenty-seven.