Second Amy Winehouse death investigation confirms she died of alcohol poisoning

By Daniel S Levine,

A second investigation into the death of Amy Winehouse, which was ordered by officials after the original investigator’s qualifications were questioned, has come to the same conclusion as the first. The singer died of accidental alcohol poisoning.

Coroner Shirley Radcliffe found that the singer, who was just 27 at the time of her death in July 2011, “died as a result of alcohol toxicity,” reports the Associated Press. Radcliffe added that her death was by misadventure.

Radcliffe wrote that Winehouse “voluntarily consumed alcohol; a deliberate act that took an unexpected turn and led to her death.” Her blood alcohol level was five times the legal driving limit, which could prove fatal.

Winehouse’s family did not attend the 45-minute inquest.

The second hearing was scheduled last month, after coroner Suzanne Greenway’s qualifications came in question. It was found that she had not been a registered lawyer in the U.K. for the required five years. She performed 11 other inquests while she held the position. Greenway’s investigation resulted in the same verdict.

Winehouse was best known for her hit album Back to Black, which won multiple Grammys. She never finished a follow-up before her death.



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