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Amy Winehouse died after alcohol binge

By | Published on Thursday 27 October 2011

Amy Winehouse

The inquest into Amy Winehouse’s death, which reconvened yesterday, has recorded a verdict of misadventure. Tests found that, at the time of her death, and after three weeks of abstaining from alcohol, the singer was five times over the drink-drive limit.

Coroner Suzanne Greenway said: “She had consumed sufficient alcohol at 416mg per decilitre [of blood], and the unintended consequence of such potentially fatal levels was her sudden and unexpected death”.

In a statement, the singer’s family said: “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. She had started drinking again that week after a period of abstinence. The court heard that Amy was battling hard to conquer her problems with alcohol, and it is a source of great pain to us that she could not win in time”.