It's Official: Alcohol Killed Winehouse

Coroner rules it 'death by misadventure'
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 26, 2011 9:05 AM CDT
Updated Oct 26, 2011 10:52 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) – It wasn’t a lack of alcohol, but alcohol itself that killed Amy Winehouse. A coroner has determined that Winehouse consumed a “potentially fatal” amount of alcohol the night she died, and ruled it a “death by misadventure,” the AP reports. A pathologist says Winehouse drank a “very large quantity of alcohol” and was five times over the drunk-driving limit. Her doctor says the singer had started drinking again, after abstaining for a while, just days before her death. (Read more Amy Winehouse stories.)

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