There coroner concluded that the singer basically drank herself to death. She died as a direct result of drinking too much alcohol.
Coroner Suzanne Greenaway reached a verdict of “death by misadventure,” as Amy Winehouse drank a huge amount of booze shortly she died on July 23 aged just 27.
Winehouse fought drunk and alcohol addiction for years, but her family believed she had won out over drugs and that she was overcoming her alcoholism at the time she died.
The coroner’s verdict brought some relief to the Winehouse family, but still they refuse to believe she went on a bender in the hours before her death. “It is likely a build up of alcohol in her system over a number of days,” their official statement said.
The statement continues, “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.”
That appears to be in contrast with reports by people who knew Amy in connection with her addiction.
But the family of Amy Winehouse are using the coroner’s verdict to lend support to The Amy Winehouse Foundation set up by her father Mitch to help young addicts and others.
“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.”