Published Jul 28, 2011After the shocking news that British soul starlet Amy Winehouse passed away last weekend, many are still questioning what caused her death after many years of substance abuse. Now, one report suggests she may have died from alcohol withdrawal.
People points to an article in the Sun, where a source close to Winehouse's family explains that the singer ignored doctor's orders to gradually ease off of her heavy drinking, instead going cold turkey a month before her passing.
"Abstinence gave her body such a fright, they thought it was eventually the cause of her death," the source revealed, adding that Winehouse's father Mitch believes this could have caused her passing. "He said doctors had told Amy to gradually reduce her intake of alcohol and to avoid bingeing at all costs. Amy told him she couldn't do that. It was all or nothing and she gave up completely... Mitch said the shock of giving up, after everything she had been through over a bad few years, was just too much for her to take."
People went on to confirm that this is the belief of the Winehouse family.
Winehouse's official cause of death won't be known for a few weeks as toxicology tests must be completed.