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Police -- Don't Call Amy's Death an Overdose Yet

7/23/2011 2:45 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Police in London released their first official statement that acknowledges the death of Amy Winehouse -- but warned that's too soon to say she overdosed on drugs.

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In a statement, London Police Superintendent Raj Kohli said, "Next of kin have been informed, and I can confirm that officers are now satisfied that the deceased is Amy Winehouse."

As for the cause of death, and speculation that Amy -- who had battled drug and alcohol problems for years -- may have OD'ed, Kohli said, "
I am aware of reports suggesting this death is the result of a suspected drugs overdose, but I would like to re-emphasize that no post-mortem examination has yet taken place and it would be inappropriate to speculate on the cause of death."

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britney    

It might be inappropriate to speculate on the cause of death but nobody can pretend they dont know how she died when she was found unrensponsive in her appartment..

1187 days ago
2.

Rika    

be a good girl and shock the world, please be dead from the flu or something equally stupid .... RIP Soul Singer

1187 days ago
3.

feebee    

It really doesn't make much difference now... she is still gone... let the poor girl Rest in Peace, she always seemed to trouble, and I don't know why, she had so much going for her.

1187 days ago
4.

HumanNature    

"If there's another world, he lives in bliss;
If there is none, he made the best of this."
- Robert Burns

R.I.P. AMY WINEHOUSE!!!!

1187 days ago
5.

me    

I'm sure it was from natural causes.

1187 days ago
6.

Will    

Only TMZ can post article after article on a average, dope addict singer. TMZ glorifies drunken, drug addicts who kill themselves with their lifestyle all while trying to find someone to blame for the deaths. MJ, Ruan Dunn and now Amy. They all did it to themselves people. I feel NO sorrow over their deaths except for the toll their choices have taken on their families, friends and other loved ones.

1187 days ago
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Sara    

Could be just that her body had had enough. Or suicide. I'm sure we'll know soon enough.
Regardless, she's without pain now, and has escaped her demons.

1187 days ago
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Eileen    

I cried a little tear..... and inside I wondered why
Dear Amy has now left us to join the stars up high
I knew her through her music her attitude and her style
Her loss will be felt by many... to grasp shall take a while
I say a little prayer now and thank Amy for all she is and more
I hope Jim and James and Janis and Kurt will lovingly greet her at the door.
(God Bless from a fan)

1187 days ago
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Gloria Unread    

He only said that it would be inappropriate to speculate that she died of a drug overdose - not that it would be inaccurate.

1187 days ago
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Bandonbound    

Well, common sense rules out natural causes, so she's alone on a Friday nite? Doubt it. So who brought over some s**t, partied, she was ok when we left, she seemed fine, we left there about 10pm, etc. etc. I just don't buy into the mantra of You have to know when you hit bottom and You have to check yourself in. Just outside of kidnapping, you take her, and lock her or them into a treatment facility until double the time to get clean has gone by. They only people IMHO that check themselves in are self serving stars or people in the limelight that are looking for a byline or posting somewhere. Addicted to painkillers from a sports injury?? Come on DC. Outside of some quack giving you Oxycontin for a sports injury the best you can get is maybe hydrocodone, you're weak. Addicted?

1187 days ago
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Kim    

@Eileen...so sweet! :) Prayers to the family and friends who love her, and may she rest in peace.

1187 days ago
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Gloria Unread    

Eileen - I say a little prayer now and thank Amy for all she is and more/ I hope Jim and James and Janis and Kurt will lovingly greet her at the door. (God Bless from a fan)
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Not sure if you made that up yourself Eileen, but it's really sweet and beautiful!

1187 days ago
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e33    

that's an ugly bitch

1187 days ago
14.

miknac    

I'm am sure it was from a paper cut.
Come on......

1187 days ago
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jpierce26    

TMZ posted a video from her at a performance from 3 days ago. Have police determined atleast how long she has been dead?

1187 days ago
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