The Back To Black singer was found dead at her flat in north London on July 23. She was aged just 27 and had a history of addiction to drugs and alcohol. She also is said to have been suffering from emphysema, perhaps due to her heavy smoking habit which she had for years.
However, it is not yet clear whether any of these things caused her death or what contribution all these factors made. A post-mortem examination (autopsy) of Amy Winehouse’s body showed no signs of what could have killed her. The family’s hopes for an answer were pinned on the toxicology results providing some answers. But now those have drawn a blank too.
The family statement said: “Toxicology results returned to the Winehouse family by authorities have confirmed that there were no illegal substances in Amy’s system at the time of her death.”
There was alcohol in Amy’s body but apparently not in lethal levels. So it has not yet been determined how significant the alcohol was in her death.
The family thanked the police and coroner for their continuing thorough investigations and for keeping them informed throughout the process.
Now they – and we – will have to await the outcome of the inquest in October to see if that offers any answers regarding the untimely death of singer Amy Winehouse.