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Rutgers Frat Party Death Due to Alcohol Poisoning

Medical examiner finds Caitlyn Kovacs, 19, died from 'acute ethanol toxicity'

(Newser) - Alcohol poisoning is to blame in the death of the 19-year-old Rutgers student who was taken to the hospital after attending a "gathering" at a fraternity house last month. Sophomore Caitlyn Kovacs was taken from the frat house to the hospital around 3am on Sept. 21 after she appeared... More »

Winehouse Drank Herself to Death: 2nd Coroner

New inquest reaches same conclusion as first

(Newser) - A second inquest into Amy Winehouse's death has ended with the same conclusion as the first : The singer died after drinking too much alcohol. The second coroner also ruled it a "death by misadventure," or accidental alcohol poisoning, and confirmed that Winehouse's blood alcohol level was... More »

Alcohol Poisoning Killed Warrant's Jani Lane

Warrant singer had struggled with alcohol problems

(Newser) - Nearly two months later, an answer to what killed Jani Lane : alcohol poisoning. The Los Angeles County Coroner's Office determined that the former Warrant frontman died from acute ethanol intoxication, the AP reports. E! notes that a half-empty vodka bottle and prescription drugs were found alongside Lane's body... More »

4 Russian Sailors Die After Drinking Bootleg Booze

3 more ill from homemade Indonesian alcohol

(Newser) - Four crew members of a Russian ship anchored off Borneo island died and three others are seriously ill after drinking homemade Indonesian alcohol, police said today. Authorities were searching for a local man they believe sold liquor mixed with a homemade brew. Three men were found dead yesterday on the... More »

Downing Pint of Vodka in 4 Seconds Kills Brit

He had 5.5 times the legal blood-alcohol limit

(Newser) - A British electrician's assistant was killed by booze after downing a pint of vodka in 4 seconds, an inquest was told yesterday. He also had traces of mephedrone, a then-legal substance that creates feelings of euphoria, but the coroner said alcohol alone caused the death of Richard Davies, 29, reports... More »

Hasselhoff Lands in Hospital, Ex Gets DUI

Lost weekend for former couple

(Newser) - The often-treated-for-alcohol-poisoning David Hasselhoff and his ex-wife appear to be operating under the same tipsy star. Hasselhoff was back in a California hospital over the weekend after he suffered a seizure and his teenage daughter called paramedics—again, reports the Daily Mail. More »

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