August 31, 2016 | Updated at 05:22 PM EDT The Latest Entertainment & Celebrity News

Amy Winehouse Verdict by Coroner: Singer Died From Alcohol Poisoning, Confirmed

A second coroner's inquest confirmed Tuesday that songstress Amy Winehouse died from accidental alcohol poisoning when she resumed to drinking after a period of abstinence.

By Shiryn Ghermezian, EnStars on Jan 09, 2013 10:55 AM EST
Tag :   Amy Winehouse
facebook tweet this pin it reddit plus
Sign Up for Newsletter
Singer Amy Winehouse (R) and husband Blake Fielder-Civil attend the 2007 MTV Movie Awards in Los Angeles, California June 3, 2007.
Singer Amy Winehouse (R) and husband Blake Fielder-Civil attend the 2007 MTV Movie Awards in Los Angeles, California June 3, 2007. (Photo : Reuters)

A second coroner's inquest confirmed Tuesday that songstress Amy Winehouse died from accidental alcohol poisoning after she resumed drinking following a period of abstinence.

Coroner Shirley Radcliffe concluded that the 27-year-old singer "died as a result of alcohol toxicity" after she "voluntarily consumed alcohol - a deliberate act that took an unexpected turn and led to her death."

The "Rehab" and "Back to Black" singer was found dead by her body guard at her London home on July 23, 2011, with empty vodka bottles around her. The Grammy winner publicly struggled for years with alcohol and drug abuse.

Radcliffe added that a postmortem revealed Winehouse's blood alcohol level was five times that of legal driving limit, more than the level known to be fatal. The inquest took around 45 minutes at St. Pancras Coroner's Court and Winehouse's family chose not to attend. 

Radcliffe was brought in for the inquest after it was found that the original coroner lacked the proper qualifications to examine Winehouse's body. The original coroner ruled the same cause of death as Radcliffe.

Winehouse was actually "a highly intelligent individual, very determined and willful" according to her doctor Christina Romete. Unfortunately, she repeatedly failed to follow her doctor's orders and when Romete urged Winehouse to seek psychological help for her drug and alcohol problems, she rejected the suggestion.

By her own efforts, she stopped using some drugs, such as heroin and crack cocaine, but had a difficult time letting go of alcohol. 

"She said she started drinking again because she felt bored," said Romete, who saw Winehouse the day before she died. "I asked Amy if she was going to stop drinking that evening and she said she did not know."

Among her many recognitions, Winehouse won a Grammys in 2008 for Best New Artist, Best Pop Vocal Album for "Back to Black," and Record of the Year, Song of the Year and Best Female Pop Vocal Performance all for "Rehab."

© 2016 Enstarz, All rights reserved. Do not reproduce without permission.

  • SEARCH ENSTARS

Latest News

John Krasinski

John Krasinski Talks Directing & Starring In The Hollars

John Krasinski is continuing his career in front and behind the camera in his latest film 'The Hollars.'

Hawaii Five-0

[SPOILER] Returns On Hawaii Five-0! Watch A Reunion Sneak Peek

The Five-0 band is back together again. Check out two sneak peeks for season 7!

Stranger Things

Watch Netflix's Chilling Teaser for Season 2 of Stranger Things

Check out the spooky new trailer for season 2 of 'Stranger Things'!

Emmys

Who Will Win the Emmy for Lead Actress in a Limited Series or Movie?

Let's break down the race for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited Series or Movie for 2016.

The Blacklist

Who IS Liz's Father? Blacklist Premiere Plot Revealed

Is Alexander Kirk who he claims to be? Get the scoop on 'The Blacklist' season 4 premiere!

Real Time Analytics