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Amy Winehouse Died of Alchohol Consumption

Wednesday, 26 Oct 2011 11:30 AM

By Marti Lotman

Amy Winehouse died from drinking too much alcohol, according to coroner Suzanne Greenaway who said the singer’s blood-alcohol level was more than four times the legal limit at the time of her death.

Greenaway described Winehouse’s demise as “death by misadventure,” reiterating that the singer had consumed an excess amount of liquor in the hours leading up to her death on July 23, reports TMZ.

“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,” Winehouse’s family said in a statement.

“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,” the statement continued. “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 use 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.”

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