No Drugs in Amy's System at Death: Family

Alcohol was present, but cause of death still unclear
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 23, 2011 10:25 AM CDT
In this Friday Feb. 16, 2007 file photo British singer Amy Winehouse poses for photographs after being interviewed by the Associated Press at a studio in north London.   (AP Photo/Matt Dunham, File)

(Newser) – There was alcohol in Amy Winehouse’s system when she died, but toxicology tests turned up no illegal substances, her family says. No word yet whether the alcohol played a role in her death, and it's still not clear what killed her, the AP reports. In other Winehouse news, dad Mitch had to return donations to fans who wanted to contribute to the posthumous Amy Winehouse Foundation. A “dick head ... stole our foundation name" before Mitch registered it, he tweeted over the weekend. The Guardian notes that he decided to return the donations since, as he tweeted, “we haven’t got bank ac in that name.” (His latest tweet, however, indicates that he was able to get the name back.)

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