Alcohol was the main factor in Amy Winehouse’s death, as her blood alcohol level was more than four times the legal limit when she died on July 23, 2011m TMZ is reporting. Suzanne Greenaway, the coroner who worked on the singer’s autopsy, said Winehouse consumed a large amount of alcohol in the hours before her death.
In response to Greenaway’s report, Winehouse’s family released a statement, saying “It is some relief to finally find out what happened to (Amy). We understand there was alcohol in her system when she passed away, it is likely a build up of alcohol in her system over a number of days.”
The statement also said Winehouse was trying to conquer her alcohol addiction, “and it is a source of great pain to us that she could not win in time. She had started drinking again that week after a period of abstinence.”
Winehouse’s family continues to work with the Amy Winehouse Foundation, “to help as many young people and children as we can in her name,” the statement also read. “It means a lot to us and from the overwhelming messages of support we have had since Amy died, we know she meant a great deal to people all over the world. We want to thank everyone for that and for their continuing enthusiasm for the Foundation.”
Written by: Karen Benardello