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AmY 'pAST THE pOinT Of cARinG' 1; winehouse tragedy HER LAST MOMENTS ?Row with lover over ex-husband that night ?She took heroin and coke and drank whisky.

Byline: CLEMMIE MOODIE; TOM BRYANT

her pain and heartache poured hypnotically from her lyrics.

But the demons which made Amy Winehouse's music so haunting and beautiful may have become too much to bear in the end with friends fearing she deliberately overdosed.

It is believed she had a furious row with boyfriend Reg Traviss, 34, when he caught her phoning jailed ex-husband, Blake Fielder-Civil.

In a fit of despair, the troubled star went on a 36-hour whisky, cocaine and heroin bender - no longer caring whether she lived or died.

No suicide note was beside her body when she was found by her housemate, Tyler James, slumped upstairs near her bedroom.

Last night it emerged Amy was getting weekly visits from a doctor at the insistence of her record company. She was last seen by him the night before her death at 8pm.

Her bodyguard checked in on her the next morning and she appeared to be sleeping. When he came back around 2pm, Amy was dead.

It also surfaced yesterday the tragic star forecast her death last year, telling friends she "knew" she would join the 27 Club - a list of iconic artists to die aged just 27.

A source said: "Reg found out Amy and Blake had been chatting and got upset. The pair had a fight and Reg walked out. She had been drinking more and more whisky - before her disastrous Serbian gig she had shared nine bottles of Jack Daniels - and then basically decided to play Russian roulette with her life.

"She was upstairs injecting heroin on a self-destruct mission.

"The fear is she deliberately took more than usual because she was past the point of caring whether she lived or died. Amy never wanted to die in obscurity, to die having never made a record as good as Back To Black. It was almost as if she wanted to die young, to leave a legacy, and to be remembered for her music and her voice. Sadly, she was all too aware of the 27 Club and was never scared to join it."

The Rehab singer reportedly spent Friday evening drinking with friends in Camden, North London.

The singer had been trying to rebuild her career but was heavily criticised after a shambolic comeback gig in Serbia last month which saw her booed off stage. It was meant to be the start of an 11-date European comeback tour.

Last night Amy's ex-housemate and long-term friend, hairdresser Alex Foden - the man behind her trademark beehive - said: "Amy always told me she thought she'd become a member of the 27 Club.

"It is heart-breaking that she appears to have gone through with her plans. Amy knew her limits - I truly believe she knew this final binge might kill her."

Yesterday Blake's mother, Georgette, confirmed Amy had been back in contact with her ex-husband, describing the duo as "soulmates". The couple, who were married for two years, divorced in 2009 but kept contact throughout his 32-month jail term for burglary and possession of an imitation firearm.

They are believed to have been overheard on the phone by Reg earlier last week, sparking the furious bust-up.

Reports have suggested the heavilytattooed star died after taking a cocktail of lethal Class A drugs, including a "bad" ecstasy pill.

Police have spoken to one of Amy's bodyguards, her doctor and a third unnamed friend, thought to be Tyler.

The GP's notes will be crucial to the investigation as officers develop a picture of her physical and mental health in recent months. A postmortem is expected to be carried out on her body today Amy's mother Janis revealed her final words to her were: "I love you, mum." She added: "They are the words I will always treasure and always remember Amy by."

The singer's burial is likely to take place tomorrow in front of close family and friends before details of her pounds 36million will are revealed.

The frail, five-time Grammy award winner was due to have released her widely hyped, third untitled album last year.

However, the Mirror understands there are three albums-worth of material recorded and ready to be released.

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