Coroner’s Inquest: Amy Winehouse Died From Alcohol Poisoning

October 26, 2011  |  

I was really hoping Amy Winehouse passed away from drug and alcohol withdrawal issues, but unfortunately, it was from alcohol poisoning.

In London, according to the Los Angeles Times, a coroner’s inquest found that Winehouse’s death was “death by misadventure.” The singer, who passed in July, was found with too much alcohol in her system, specifically 4.5 times over the legal limit. Coroner Suzanne Greenway reported that Amy Winehouse “had consumed sufficient alcohol at 416 mg per decilitre (of blood) and the unintended consequence of such potentially fatal levels was her sudden and unexpected death.”

Her family released a statement expressing their appreciation of the kind messages and love they had been receiving, and how relieved they were to actually find out what the cause of her death was–even if it wasn’t what they had hoped:

“It is some relief to finally find out what happened to Amy. 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 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.”

After years of battling with drug addiction, including cocaine, heroine and alcohol addiction, it seems the singer gave into her demons and passed after going on a drinking binge. As someone that was a huge fan of the singer, this news is still sad, months after her death. As stated before, I was hoping she was just going through withdrawal after her parents said she had gone through a short period of being drug and alcohol free. I just hope other starlets and everyday people battling with the diseases of drug and alcohol abuse can get the help and support they need so they don’t have to meet Amy’s same fate.

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