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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 »

Winehouse Wrote Entire Third Album

But only 2 songs were recorded, producer says

(Newser) - Amy Winehouse had written an entire album of songs before her death but sadly for the late singer's fans, most of it exists only on paper. The album would have been her third, but she was in no rush to release new material, says music producer Salaam Remi, who... More »

Dad Writing Winehouse Bio

Amy, My Daughter will tell singer's true story, Mitch Winehouse says

(Newser) - Mitch Winehouse is writing the story of his daughter's life, with all proceeds going to the charity set up in her name, the BBC reports. In Amy, My Daughter, to be published next summer, he will "bring the many layers of her life together—the personal, the private,... More »

No Drugs in Amy's System at Death: Family

Alcohol was present, but cause of death still unclear

(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,... More »

Winehouse Spent $2K on Drugs Night Before Death

Drug fixer says singer bought crack cocaine, heroin

(Newser) - The night before she was found dead, Amy Winehouse reportedly asked a drug "fixer" friend to hook her up with a dealer—and she bought nearly $2,000 dollars worth of crack cocaine and heroin, the fixer says. Tony Azzopardi, who met Winehouse through her ex-husband Blake Fielder-Civil, will... More »

Amy Was Adopting 10-Year-Old: Tab

Dannika Augustine already had mom, grandma, but was poor

(Newser) - Perhaps the weirdest news to come out since Amy Winehouse's death so far: The Mirror reports that the singer was in the process of adopting a 10-year-old girl from St. Lucia when she died. Making the news even weirder? Dannika Augustine already has a mother and grandmother, but apparently... More »

Quitting Alcohol Killed Winehouse, Says Family

Source says abrupt withdrawal was 'shock' to body

(Newser) - According to Amy Winehouse's family, booze didn't kill the singer: The lack of booze did. Family sources tell the Sun they believe she cut herself off from alcohol too quickly, giving her body a fatal "shock." Doctors had warned her to quit drinking gradually, but instead... More »

Winehouse Left Trove of Unreleased Music

Source: There are possibly a dozen unreleased tracks

(Newser) - People close to Amy Winehouse say she left a trove of unreleased music, but no decision has been made about whether it will be released. There is "plenty" of material, but there have been no discussions yet about releasing anything, says her spokesman. The Guardian today quoted an unnamed... More »

Grieving Dad Plans Winehouse Foundation

Amy 'was happiest she's ever been'

(Newser) - Amy Winehouse will live on not only through her music but through the Amy Winehouse Foundation, which will help substance abusers, her father said at her funeral yesterday. Mitch Winehouse told mourners that his daughter had conquered her dependency on drugs, but people in Britain who couldn't afford private... More »

Winehouse Cut Ex Out of Will

Plus: Mourners attend singer's funeral

(Newser) - Amy Winehouse's funeral was today, and ex-husband Blake Fielder-Civil was not granted prison leave in order to attend, the Sun reports. Nor will Fielder-Civil get anything from Winehouse, a source tells the Daily Mail : Winehouse reportedly left him out of her will to ensure he won't get a... More »

Private Funeral for Amy Winehouse Tomorrow

Service to be attended by family and friends only

(Newser) - A private funeral for Amy Winehouse will take place tomorrow, attended only by family and friends, reports the BBC . A family spokesperson said earlier today that a funeral would be held as soon as possible, and although a cause of death has not yet been determined , coroners have issued interim... More »

Winehouse Autopsy Inconclusive

Family identify the body, visit memorial outside her apartment

(Newser) - An autopsy on Amy Winehouse today failed to determine a cause of death, reports the AP, meaning it will be two to four weeks before further toxicology tests tell the tale of what killed the 27-year-old. The coroner's office said her death "was investigated by police and determined... More »

MIA Remembers Amy Winehouse in New Song

'27' also pays tribute to Joplin, Cobain, Morrison: NYDN

(Newser) - MIA's tribute to fellow musician Amy Winehouse is, fittingly, a song. "All rock stars go to heaven, you said you'll be dead at 27," MIA sings in "27," which alludes to other singers who have also died at that age—among them Janis Joplin,... More »

Winehouse Family 'Bereft,' Mom Fears for Ex-Husband

Stunned fans downloading music in record numbers

(Newser) - Amy Winehouse's death has left her family "bereft" and struggling to cope with a "gaping hole" in their lives, while the mom of ex-husband Blake Fielder-Civil fears he may attempt suicide in prison where he's serving time for burglary. "I can't believe it. I... More »

Amy's Final Hours: Ecstasy, Cocaine, Heroin Binge?

Plus, Winehouse was reportedly heartbroken over split

(Newser) - The depressing details of Amy Winehouse's last days and hours continue to emerge , with the latest claims including reports that she bought cocaine, ecstasy, heroin, and ketamine late Friday night. Sources also say she was drinking heavily at the same time, and her emphysema could also have played a... More »

Winehouse Mom: Her Death 'Was Matter of Time'

Janis says Amy seemed 'out of it' the day before her death

(Newser) - Amy Winehouse seemed "out of it" just 24 hours before her sudden death, mom Janis Winehouse tells the Sunday Mirror, prompting her mother to believe her death "was only a matter of time." Nevertheless, the elder Winehouse says "her passing so suddenly still hasn’t hit... More »

Without Amy, No Adele: Critics Remember Winehouse

Critics praise Winehouse for changing pop music—when sober

(Newser) - Amy Winehouse was a great singer—when sober—who changed pop music and still had her best years ahead of her, say music critics as they eulogize the troubled pop star. "Without Amy, there would have been no Adele, no Duffy, and no Lady Gaga," writes Adrian... More »

RIP Amy Winehouse

Singer's death sets Twitter ablaze

(Newser) - Instant eulogies are pouring in via Twitter for Amy Winehouse, found dead today in her London apartment, notes CBS .
  • OutKast's Big Boi: "Kurt Cobain, Janis Joplin, Jim Morrison, Jimi Hendrix and now Amy Winehouse. All died aged 27. RIP to you all."
  • Demi Moore: "Truly sad
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Amy Winehouse Dead at 27

Singer found in her apartment; no sign of foul play

(Newser) - Amy Winehouse has been found dead in her London apartment, reports Sky News . "On arrival, officers found the body of a 27-year-old female who was pronounced dead at the scene," said a police statement. It didn't name Winehouse, but authorities later confirmed she was the victim. An... More »

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