Amy Winehouse Cause of Death Released

Amy Winehouse died on July 23, 2011, in Camden, London at the age of 27. Winehouse was a famous Grammy winning singer and song-writer, and her death at such a young age was a great tragedy. Though the news did not come as that great a shock, singer Amy Winehouse was known to have drug and alcohol problems in her life.

Amy Winehouse Died from Alcohol Poisoning

On October 26, 2011, Amy Winehouse’s death was ruled to be a “death by misadventure” by a London pathologist before a coroner’s court in North London. The death was specifcally caused by alcohol poisoning. Despite rumors about Winehouse and her drug addictions over the years, the coroner did not find any trace of illegal drugs in Amy Winehouse’s system at the time of death.

Amount of Alcohol in Amy Winehouse’s Body was 20% Above Lethal Doses

The amount of alcohol in Winehouse’s system though was almost 20% above what is considered a fatal amount. The coroner found that Amy’s blood contained 416 milligrams of alcohol per 100 milliliters of blood. A lethal amount of alcohol is considered to be 350 milligrams per 100 milliliters of blood. In the UK, anything over 80 milligrams of alcohol per 100 milliliters is over the legal limit to operate a vehicle.

Winehouse Visited her Doctor the Night Before She Died

Ironically, the night before she died, Amy Winehouse had visited her physician, Dr. Christina Romete. Dr. Romete said that Amy appeared tipsy to her, but other than she looked fine. Dr. Romete requested that Amy stop drinking, and the deep voiced singer told her she would call over the weekend to plan going sober.

Winehouse Binged on Alcohol After Telling Her Doctor She Would Clean Herself Up After the Weekend

Putting two and two together, the trip to the doctor may have been Amy Winehouse’s undoing. She probably left her doctor’s office with the intention of actually cleaning herself up, but first she likely decided to have one last big binge of drinking.

Bodyguard Found Her Lifeless Body

The last person to see Amy alive was her bodyguard, Andrew Morris, who spoke to her at 2 am on the day of her death. Morris looked in on Winehouse at 10 am the day she died, and saw her sleeping on her bed. He did not try to wake her, as she often slept late. Morris then checked again on her at 2 pm, and realized she hadn’t moved from her previous position. He then immediately called an ambulance, but it was too late.

Three Empty Vodka Bottles Found in Her Apartment

When police searched Winehouse’s apartment later that day, they found three empty bottle of vodka. Vodka has a very high alcohol content, and three bottles would probably have been more than enough to cause Winehouse’s death. Her body contained no illegal drugs, but no mention was made of legal prescription drugs in her system.

Because the death was ruled a misadventure, it is legally considered to have been an accidental death. No charges of any kind will be filed against anyone involving Amy Winehouse’s death.

Officially Amy Winehouse’s Cause of Death was a Misadventure Caused by Alcohol Poisoning

Despite all the speculations about her drug abuse, and the possibility that she died of a drug overdose, Amy Winehouse is officially declared to have died from a misadventure caused by alcohol poisoning.

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