News: Amy Winehouse's Cause Of Death Finally Explained, Family Reacts

Wednesday, Oct 26, 2011 3:50PM

Written by Cyrus Langhorne

After months of speculation surrounding the unexpected passing of Grammy-winning singer Amy Winehouse over the summer, a coroner's report claims she died from alcohol poisoning.

Reports claim Winehouse had too much alcohol in her system, ultimately causing her death.

Amy Winehouse died as the unintended consequence of drinking too much alcohol, a British coroner ruled Wednesday. Coroner Suzanne Greenaway gave a verdict of "death by misadventure," saying the singer died of accidental alcohol poisoning. "The unintended consequence of such potentially fatal levels (of alcohol) was her sudden and unexpected death," Greenaway said. (Billboard)

The late singer's doctor recalled advising her about drinking a day before her passing.

Winehouse's physician, Dr. Christina Romete, said she saw Winehouse at 7 p.m. the day before she died, when the singer was tipsy but still able to hold a conversation. Asked when she was going to stop drinking, Winehouse replied that she would call Romete over the weekend to discuss it, the physician said. Winehouse was determined to do things her own way, including therapy, Romete said, but was aware of the risks of alcohol abuse. (CNN)

Following the coroner's report, Winehouse's family issued a statement.

"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 in time. She had started drinking again that week after a period of abstinence. It underlines how important our work with the Amy Winehouse Foundation is to us, to help as many young people and children as we can in her name. It means a lot to us and from the overwhelming messages of support we have had since Amy died, we know she meant a great deal to people all over the world. We want to thank everyone for that and for their continuing enthusiasm for the Foundation." (Los Angeles Times)

Winehouse's death made global headlines on July 23rd.

Amy Winehouse has been found dead at her home in London. The Back To Black singer was found at the property by emergency services at 3.54pm. Her death is being treated as 'unexplained' by police. Winehouse was apparently 'beyond help' when paramedics arrived, according to Sky sources. Sources have also claimed Winehouse's death was due to a drug overdose. (Daily Mail UK)

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