Amy Winehouse, who was found dead in her London home in July after a long battle with drugs and alcohol, had many secrets in life and a particularly shocking one has been claimed by one of her close friends.

Amy's ex-husband, Blake Fielder-Civil, used to charge her £150 for every kiss to fund his addiction to crack, cocaine and heroin.

The Sun quoted the pal saying: He'd charge her £150 just to kiss him and get near him. They'd be sitting, having a couple of drinks and she'd be trying to snuggle up to him. She'd say, Give me a kiss, sailor.

He'd go, 'F*** off, Give me some money then' - and she'd go, 'Blake, Blake.' He liked her but he didn't love her, the Sun quoted the friend as saying.

The source also told the UK tabloid that Winehouse used to pay Fielder-Civil £150 to get her a taxi whereever she used to be.

Annual reports for two company accounts she owned were published on Sept. 5, showing that her financial value had decreased in the last several years.

Winehouse's first company, Cherry Westfield, was worth £2,004,963 at the end of last November, which is £20,000 less than in 2009.

Her CW Touring company, meanwhile, dropped in value from £142,012 to £8,032 during the same period, reported NME.

But by 2009, that number had dwindled down to £5 million and is now down to £2 million, said Music News.