Amy Winehouse died of alcohol poisoning

2011-10-26 15:40
London - Singer Amy Winehouse was more than five times over the legal British drink-drive limit when she died, an inquest heard on Wednesday, as a coroner delivered a verdict of death by misadventure.

Winehouse, 27, was found dead at her London home on July 23 following years of alcohol and drug addiction.

The inquest, in London, was told she had drunk heavily after abstaining from alcohol for three weeks and was poisoned by alcohol.

The singer had 416mg of alcohol per 100ml of blood. The legal drink-drive limit is 80mg.


Coroner Suzanne Greenway said: "She had consumed sufficient alcohol at 416mg per decilitre (of blood) and the unintended consequence of such potentially fatal levels was her sudden and unexpected death."

Her father Mitch Winehouse has said that his daughter made repeated attempts to quit alcohol but without any medical supervision.

Following her death, Winehouse's 2006 album Back to Black has become the Britain's highest-selling album of the 21st century.

She rocketed to fame after winning five Grammy awards off the back of Back to Black and famously sang about her refusal to seek treatment for her addiction in her single Rehab.


  • shirley.friedman - 2011-10-26 17:22

    Alcohol is one of the worst drugs around. It kill more people than any other substance and is responsible for untold suffering.

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