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BY MALLORY PERRYMAN

ANCHOR CHRISTINA HARTMAN

A second investigation confirms that singer Amy Winehouse died from drinking a toxic amount of alcohol.

Winehouse was found dead in her home on July 23rd, 2011. She was 27 years old.

The Grammy-Award-winning singer had a long history with drugs and alcohol. Her doctor says Winehouse tried to stay sober but would relapse into drinking heavily every few weeks.

British authorities launched an inquest to figure out exactly how Winehouse died. Inquests are often used to investigate unexpected deaths or deaths that happen in uncertain circumstances.

The initial results were released in October 2011. Here’s CNN reporting those results.

“An inquest has ruled that Amy Winehouse did die as a result of alcohol poisoning. 
A pathologist said that her blood alcohol level was five times the legal limit to drive.”


But months later, a judge voided that inquest because the coroner on the case lacked the necessary qualifications. The BBC explains, the coroner on that case was appointed by her husband.

“She was a lawyer, yes, but she worked in Australia and hadn’t done more than four years as a lawyer in the UK. She should never have had that job. A technicality but an important one.”

A second inquest confirmed the results of the first. The Telegraph quotes the coroner for the second inquest saying...

“...the star died from ‘alcohol toxicity’, adding that it was ‘a level of alcohol commonly associated with fatality’. She said Winehouse ‘voluntarily consumed alcohol’ and added that ‘two empty vodka bottles were on the floor’ beside her bed when her body was discovered.”

The Telegraph reports Winehouse’s parents were not present for the second inquest. A spokesperson for the family says they were content with the initial findings and did not ask for the second investigation.

 

 

Investigation Confirms Winehouse Died of Alcohol Poisoning

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Investigation Confirms Winehouse Died of Alcohol Poisoning

Image Source: Wikimedia Commons

BY MALLORY PERRYMAN

ANCHOR CHRISTINA HARTMAN

A second investigation confirms that singer Amy Winehouse died from drinking a toxic amount of alcohol.

Winehouse was found dead in her home on July 23rd, 2011. She was 27 years old.

The Grammy-Award-winning singer had a long history with drugs and alcohol. Her doctor says Winehouse tried to stay sober but would relapse into drinking heavily every few weeks.

British authorities launched an inquest to figure out exactly how Winehouse died. Inquests are often used to investigate unexpected deaths or deaths that happen in uncertain circumstances.

The initial results were released in October 2011. Here’s CNN reporting those results.

“An inquest has ruled that Amy Winehouse did die as a result of alcohol poisoning. 
A pathologist said that her blood alcohol level was five times the legal limit to drive.”


But months later, a judge voided that inquest because the coroner on the case lacked the necessary qualifications. The BBC explains, the coroner on that case was appointed by her husband.

“She was a lawyer, yes, but she worked in Australia and hadn’t done more than four years as a lawyer in the UK. She should never have had that job. A technicality but an important one.”

A second inquest confirmed the results of the first. The Telegraph quotes the coroner for the second inquest saying...

“...the star died from ‘alcohol toxicity’, adding that it was ‘a level of alcohol commonly associated with fatality’. She said Winehouse ‘voluntarily consumed alcohol’ and added that ‘two empty vodka bottles were on the floor’ beside her bed when her body was discovered.”

The Telegraph reports Winehouse’s parents were not present for the second inquest. A spokesperson for the family says they were content with the initial findings and did not ask for the second investigation.

 

 

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