During a recent interview with GQ, former Beatle Paul McCartney expressed regret that he didn't say more to Amy Winehouse before her death to try and help her overcome her drug problem. Now, Amy Winehouse's father Mitch is coming forward to let McCartney know that helping his daughter wasn't McCartney's place.

In his interview, McCartney told GQ about the first time he met Winehouse:

I knew she had a problem. I ended up just saying hi, she said hi, but afterwards I thought I really should have just run after her— 'Hey, Amy, listen, you're really good, I really hope you…' and say something that broke through despair. And she'd remember and think, 'Oh yeah, I'm good I've got a life to lead.' But you always have those little regrets.

On Friday, September 14, Mitch Winehouse, Amy's father, appeared on the British television show Loose Women and addressed Paul's regrets:

What could he have done? It's up to the person in recovery...She had all the support that she needed. A lot of people think they can fix things– why would he be able to fix things?

Mitch added that "it didn't hurt me that Paul said that," saying that McCartney is a "very nice man."

People were split over McCartney's comments.

Amy Winehouse died on July 23, 2011, at the age of 27, as a result of what was later revealed to be alcohol poisoning. Her coroner recorded that she was "five times over the legal limit." When her cause of death was finally released, her family commented:

It is some relief to finally find out what happened to Amy...We understand there was alcohol in her system when she passed away; it is likely a build-up of alcohol in her system over a number of days. The court heard that Amy was battling hard to conquer her problems with alcohol and it is a source of great pain to us that she could not win.

Fans are still upset about Winehouse's passing, all these years later:

Though Winehouse's death was a terrible tragedy, it seems unlikely that a few words from McCartney, though well intentioned and meaningful, would be enough to change the singer's fate, especially after her long-running struggles with addiction and multiple trips to rehab.

H/T - People, GQ

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