Toxicology report for Amy Winehouse: no illegal drugs found in her body

Toxicology report for Amy Winehouse: no illegal drugs found in her body
Amy Winehouse

After Amy Winehouse's death in July, there were many rumors surrounding the causes of the tragedy. The artist was found dead by her bodyguard in her Camden home on Saturday, 23 July. Amy's family now has an official answer from the authorities, which sheds a little light on why the singer died: 'Toxicology results returned to the Winehouse family by the authorities have confirmed that there were no illegal substances in Amy's system at the time of her death. Results indicate that alcohol was present, but it cannot be determined as yet if it played a role in her death.'

Amy's father, Mitch Winehouse, said on previous occasions that his daughter had won the battle against drugs before she died. The singer's family gave a statement, expressing their grattitude for the efforts made by the police: 'The family would like to thank the police and the coroner for their continuing thorough investigations and for keeping them informed throughout the process. They await the outcome of the inquest in October.'

At Amy Winehouse's funeral, her dad told the media that the artist had completed a period of three weeks of abstinence and she was on the right track. She also allegedly told him: 'Dad, I've had enough of drinking, I can't stand the look on ypur and the family's faces any more.'

Amy has fought an ongoing battle with drugs and alcohol. A few weeks before her death she was booed at a concert in Belgrade, where she went on the stage drunk. The 12-show tour was cancelled. In the week after Amy's death, her 'Back to Black' album topped the UK chart for the second time, after it first reached No 1 in 2006.

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