A London coroner confirmed what many had been suspected to be the cause of troubled singer Amy Winehouse’s death this past summer. At a formal inquest into the 27-year-old’s demise, Suzanne Greenway provided the verdict “death by misadventure”, stating that the late songstress had died from voluntarily drinking too much alcohol. A pathologist testified that Winehouse was more than five times over the legal drunk-driving limit when she was found dead in her bed on July 23.
Winehouse’s parents had publicly speculated that their daughter’s death may have been the result of “alcohol withdrawal” after attempting to quit drinking cold turkey and have also insisted that she had no drugs in her system at the time of her death. An initial autopsy proved “inconclusive”, leading to the current formal inquest into her death.