Amy Winehouse Cause of Death Revealed: Alcohol Poisoning

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Months after the death of troubled-but-brilliant singer Amy Winehouse, her official cause of death has been revealed by the coroner, and what many suspected is true: Amy drank herself to death.

Winehouse died on July 23 after consuming massive amounts of alcohol, according to the coroner, and TMZ reports that Winehouse had more than 4 times the legal driving limit of alcohol in her system when her body was discovered in her London home. Thanks to her reputation for excess and multiple trips to rehab, many had suspected that drugs or alcohol were at least partially to blame for Winehouse's untimely passing.

Amy's family released a statement regarding the announcement, saying:
"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."
In the days following her death, thousands of fans poured into the streets near her home, leaving makeshift memorials and other items to remember the fallen star.



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  • frenchface

    You can really see and hear the passion & pain in her voice and on her face. Such a talented and beautiful young lady.

  • mileyismylife

    She was just so beautiful, and her voice was the voice of an angel. R.I.P you beautiful soul & happy birthday, you're forever in our hearts and on our minds. <3

  • Sandra L-C
    Sandra L-C

    If it's true that she started drinking after a fight with her boyfriend because she had called her ex-boyfriend at jail, then, I partly blame him by walking out on her knowing that she was so vulnerable still.

  • rita

    my friend's aunt makes $84 an hour on the computer. She has been out of work for 5 months but last month her check was $8198 just working on the computer for a few hours. Read about it here (NuttyRich).(com)

  • danielleakame

    jee who could have guessed??? sad and whatnot but not unexpected...

  • Krissa92

    I could of told you that

  • outlaw4728

    We all knew it would end this way. Poor girl.

  • sayimsha

    She was working on her abuse issues, fell off the wagon, & her body just gave up. The body can only take so much. I was a true Amy WInehouse fan since 2005 & always will be.

  • Jamie Estep Carbone
    Jamie Estep Carbone

    I think we all pretty much figured this was the cause. Sad!