No Illegal Drugs in Amy Winehouse's Body at Time of Death: Report
Published Aug 23, 2011Considering her long and public bout with addiction, there's been a lot of speculation regarding Amy Winehouse's death last month. While an inquest into her death is still to be processed this October, a toxicology report has confirmed that no illegal drugs were found in the singer's system when she died.
As the Associated Press reports, the news was delivered by family spokesperson Chris Goodman, who said in a statement that "toxicology results returned to the Winehouse family by authorities have confirmed that there were no illegal substances in Amy's system at the time of her death."
The statement goes on to explain that alcohol was detected, but it's unclear at this point whether that was a contributing factor in her passing. An earlier report hinted that she was going through alcohol withdrawal. The full inquest begins in the fall.
Winehouse famously battled with addiction publicly, addressing the issue in soulful songs like "Rehab," and faced a number of setbacks because of her problems, most recently cancelling a string of dates in June after a catastrophic comeback gig in Belgrade.