Storch would know ... the man who's worked with Dr. Dre, Snoop, Beyonce, Xtina, P!nk and more battled a HUGE cocaine addiction over the years. In fact, Storch says he blew nearly $30 million on the drug before he finally sought help and kicked the habit.
On his way into Trousdale nightclub in Hollywood last night, we asked Storch about Amy ... and he told us, "Rest in peace ... Drugs are f**ked up ... I learned my own lesson too."
Amy Winehouse's ex-husband, Blake Fielder-Civil is anguishing, because he believes he could have saved Amy.
Blake's dad, Larry Fielder, tells TMZ ... his son knew better than anyone the depth of Amy's drug addiction, and had planned to stage an intervention of sorts when he got out of jail -- the problem ... he's locked up until March, 2012.
There's obviously another issue -- Blake and Amy were famously co-dependent junkies and neither seemed capable of helping the other during their marriage.
Larry tells us ... shortly after Amy died Blake called him, crying hysterically. Blake's current girlfriend, Sarah, visited him in jail recently for an hour and all Blake did was cry.
In one final bizarre photo op with Amy Winehouse, the singer's former bodyguards posed with a box containing Amy's ashes as they left the crematorium in London earlier today...a family rep confirms to TMZ.
The man in the center of the photo is Andrew Morris -- the bodyguard who found Winehouse's body and called for help.
Amy Winehouse's father gave a touching speech at her funeral moments ago ... telling stories from her childhood ... playing music ... and telling his daughter to "sleep tight."
The 45-minute ceremony was led by a Rabbi and included prayers in English and Hebrew.
During Mitch Winehouse's eulogy, he said, "Goodnight my angel ... Sleep tight. Mommy and Daddy love you ever so much."
The ceremony ended with a rendition of the Carole King song, "So Far Away" ... while Mitch encouraged mourners to sing along.
Amy Winehouse will be cremated following a funeral service in North London ... several U.K. media outlets are reporting.
Winehouse -- who is Jewish -- will reportedly be cremated at Golders Green crematorium.
Amy's family is said to be gathering at a local synagogue later today.
As a tribute to Amy .... Osbourne showed up to the Edgwarebury Cemetery wearing the singer's signature beehive style hairdo.
As for who's NOT showing up, sources tell TMZ her ex-husband, Blake Fielder-Civil -- who's currently serving 32 months in prison for burglary and possession of an imitation firearm -- was denied release to attend the funeral.
Amy was found dead on Saturday at her home in London -- the cause of death has not been determined.
Amy Winehouse's death made her 100 times more popular ... at least on the Internet -- because TMZ has learned, online radio station Pandora went off the charts with Winehouse requests last weekend.
A rep for Pandora -- VP of Communication Deborah Roth -- tells TMZ, users typically create between 700-900 Amy Winehouse radio stations every day ... but on Saturday, that number skyrocketed to 75,000!!!
Glass half full?
Amy Winehouse's funeral will take place in England tomorrow ... a family spokesperson has announced.
The spokesperson tells TMZ, "The funeral will take place on Tuesday and will be a family and close friends affair."
Sublime's new frontman Rome was so moved when he heard about Amy Winehouse's passing ... he hit the recording studio and busted out a version of "Rehab" in her honor ... and it's AMAZING.
Rome included this message with the video, "I recorded this tribute for Amy Winehouse after I heard the news of her passing. she is a huge inspiration to my music. We miss you Amy."
The autopsy on Amy Winehouse has just begun ... TMZ has learned.
So far, police have said her death was "not suspicious" and that there were no signs of foul play.
UPDATE: The autopsy is now complete. According to police, no cause of death was established ... toxicology test results are still pending and will take 2 to 4 weeks.
Amy Winehouse was found dead in her bed by a security guard who had been appointed to look after her ... this according a rep for Winehouse.
Chris Goodman, a friend and rep for Winehouse, explained, "She was in her bedroom after saying she wanted to sleep and when he went to wake her he found she wasn't breathing."
Goodman continued, "He called the emergency services straight away. He was very shocked. At this stage no one knows how she died. She died alone in bed."
The parents of Amy Winehouse, Janis and Mitch, were seen this morning visiting the shrine fans built to Amy outside her Camden apartment.
An autopsy is expected to be performed today at St Pancras Mortuary.
Amy Winehouse's death is "unexplained" .. at least for now -- this, according to Scotland Yard.
Police issued a statement, saying, "At this early stage it is being treated as unexplained and there have been no arrests in connection with the incident."
TMZ reported yesterday ... a source connected with the death investigation told us police were "operating under the suspicion" it was an overdose.
Scotland Yard also said, "Police were called by London Ambulance Service to a house in Camden Square NW1 shortly before 16.05 hours on Saturday 23 July, following reports of a woman found deceased."
And as we reported yesterday, we were told when paramedics arrived there were "signs of life," though we did not have specifics.
Now the post-mortem is scheduled for Monday morning.
TMZ caught up with "American Idol" honcho Nigel Lythgoe who called Amy's passing "tragic."
An area outside Amy Winehouse's Camden Square apartment was decorated today with candles, flowers and photos.
A cause of death has not yet been determined.
Many people believed Amy Winehouse's hard partying ways would lead to her early death ... including her own mother.
Janis Winehouse told The Daily Mirror today she believed Amy's death was "only a matter of time" -- this after seeing her just the day before. She told the paper, "She seemed out of it. But her passing so suddenly still hasn’t hit me."
She said Amy told her she loved her as they parted company on Friday, saying, "They are the words I will always treasure ... I'm glad I saw her when I did."
The family of Amy Winehouse is commenting today on her untimely death, asking for "privacy and space at this terrible time."
A rep for her parents, Mitch and Janis Winehouse (above with Amy in 2008), released a statement that reads:
"Our family has been left bereft by the loss of Amy, a wonderful daughter, sister, niece. She leaves a gaping hole in our lives. We are coming together to remember her and we would appreciate some privacy and space at this terrible time."