Amy Winehouse: cause of death now revealed (photos, video)
Today among top news stories here in San Francisco, the story of Amy Winehouse’s death, is making headlines.
The BBC in the UK has revealed that the death of singer Amy Winehouse’s was due to too much alcohol, says a coroner.
“Very sad, she was much too young,” said San Francisco resident and Winehouse fan, Alison Carter.
An inquest has revealed Winehouse had more than five times the legal driving limit of alcohol in her blood at the time of her death.
Amy Winehouse was found dead at her home in Camden, London, on 23 July 2011. She was just 27 years old. (See that article here: SF learns Amy Winehouse dead at 27 (photos))
A live-in guard, Andrew Morris, had checked in on her at 10am and thought she was asleep in her bed. When he checked again at 3pm and she still had not moved, he called emergency services.
St Pancras coroner Suzanne Greenway stated that the “unintended consequence” of Winehouse drinking such a large quantity of alcohol was her “sudden and unexpected death”.
Authorities found three empty vodka bottles, two of which were large and one of which was small, in Winehouse’s apartment, said the St Pancras Coroners Court in London.
The inquest board was told that Winehouse had 416mg of alcohol per 100ml of blood in her system at the time of her death. The legal drink-drive limit is just 80mg.
Said the coroner: “She had consumed sufficient alcohol at 416mg per deciliter (of blood) and the unintended consequence of such potentially fatal levels was her sudden and unexpected death.”
The singer was tested for drugs but no illegal substances were found in her system. Some people had speculated she might have bought drugs the night before she died (See that article here: SF learns Amy Winehouse bought drugs night before she died (photos, video)
Her family had also speculated on what they thought had killed her. (See that article here: SF learns: Amy Winehouse family reveals what killed her (photos video)
According to the BBC, when Amy Winehouse’s death was found to be due to her drinking too much alcohol, a verdict of misadventure was recorded in her death.
Suzanne Greenway, the St Pancras coroner reported that the “unintended consequence” of Winehouse excessive drinking in one night caused her “sudden and unexpected death”.
The coroner continued: “She had consumed sufficient alcohol at 416mg per deciliter (of blood) and the unintended consequence of such potentially fatal levels was her sudden and unexpected death,” according to the BBC.
Amy Winehouse had tried to come off alcohol before and at the time of her death had not had a drink in the three weeks before 22 July, the court was told.
According to the BBC, Amy Winehouse’s album, “Back to Black” has become the bestselling album of the 21st century in the UK since the singer died.
After Amy White house died, Russell Brand made a touching tribute to her. (See that article here SF learns Russell Brand makes tribute to Amy Winehouse (photos, video))
See a video of Winehouse on the left. See photos of Amy Winehouse here
See these additional articles on Amy Winehouse by this Examiner:
Amy Winehouse’s London house robbed, unreleased tracks, lyrics stolen (photos)
SF learns Amy Winehouse bought drugs night before she died (photos, video)
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See photos and video for more on this articles on the left-hand side. The video is of the hitherto unreleased song “Body and Soul” with Tony Bennett