"Doherty-world is not an easy one to figure out," says the book's editor Nina Antonia, who calls the artist "as transient as the phases of the moon." CONFESSIONS OF A JUNKIE. The vacant opinion and vacuous state of personality.
‘In my heart, I pray and pray that his mother will stop punishing and torturing herself because she is convinced that there was foul play,’ he says. The door was bolted and there wasn’t anyone from the party outside on the balcony with him.’ It is now two years since Doherty, the more infamous than famous front man of rock band The Libertines and one-time boyfriend of supermodel Kate Moss, moved to Paris.It is early evening and we are sitting in his favourite haunt: Wagon Bleu, a bistro near his apartment in central Paris. It is the mention of Amy Winehouse that has prompted his morose mood.Slowly, a single tear courses unchecked down his pale cheek. I loved her then and, well, I still do today,’ he adds, his head bowed.Roundhill later admitted he punched Blanco three times.Since his death, Blanco’s mother, English teacher Sheila Blanco, has campaigned tirelessly for a police investigation into claims that he was pushed by one or more of the party guests.