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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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Ashley R    

So sad R.I.P. Amy!!!!

1156 days ago
32.

MoonDust    

RIP AMY!

1156 days ago
33.

lilypadl70    

Before everyone jumps to the conclusion it was drugs (it may or may not be, if I remember correctly she had early signs of emphysema and asthma. When airways are restricted enough, the person doesn't get enough oxygen and dies.

1156 days ago
34.

Mike    

One boring night a few weeks ago, I saw an episode of Pari******on's reality show. That girl Brooke Mueller who used to be married to Charlie Sheen was acting pretty darn weird.

Drugs mess up your brain so bad, you're "weirded out" even if you stop for a week or so. Brooke might be the next semi-famous woman who ends up dead because of drugs.

Brooke doesn't really have any excuse because she has very rich and semi-normal friends and family around her to make sure she gets all the rehab she needs.

Brooke should not worry about her kids. She should stay in rehab for 9 months or more. Those drugs have messed up her personality and her looks.

She acts weird just like Charlie does a lot of the time. She says inappropriate things and offends people and doesn't realize it. She probably hasn't always been like that. Brooke needs to try to be like she was in junior high before she got into heavy drugs like crack cocaine. She was probably a hot chick before she got into drugs and could date anyone she wanted to.

1156 days ago
35.

grokken    

Its very odd that they would say that, its almost like the suspect something else. While her problems with chemicals is very well known, it doesn't mean that is automatically the cause of her death.

1156 days ago
36.

Dan    

A broken soul. Leave her alone. She made me smile with her voice. Rest.

1156 days ago
37.

Mike Litoris    

@Kennith, she didn't glamorize drug use. If you had actually listened to the song, instead of just the chorus, you would know that she was singing about the struggle of getting clean and sober and the pain that addicts have inside.

1156 days ago
38.

Truth    

PRETTY OBVIOUS... SHE DIED OF LONG TERM EFFECTS OF DRUGS AND ALCOHOL USAGE. NOT A SURPRISE. JUST CUZ ONE STOPS TAKING DRUGS DOESNT MEAN LONG LASTING LINGERING EFFECTS TO ONE'S BODY DOESNT KILL YOU IN THE END. TRUTH...

1156 days ago
39.

Megan    

Even if it was drugs (probable) he's only following procedure. We'll know when they do the post mortem.

1156 days ago
40.

eastcoastelliott    

enough with the whitehouse **** already

1156 days ago
41.

smd    

A second grader could figure out it was a drug overdose!! Why waste time with an autopsy....really....her @ss is probably pickled already.

1156 days ago
42.

Ann    

She had a pretty voice ,sorry she is dead. Why are people so mean? She is dead at 27 let her rest in peace.

1156 days ago
43.

me    

the question here is when it's all said and done. the TMZ group that have pulled all these people down (Harvey) when your son or daughter ,mom or dad get cancer or some incurable disease we all are going to rejoice you have brought nothing but pain to the human race. glad i don;'t have u job.
love you guys just waiting for your time to come.

1156 days ago
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Alan Carver    

First off, while it might be 'inappropriate' for us to speculate on how she died or what she died of, I get that, but we live in the real world, and her very public abuse of drugs and other substances IS NOT NOT PUBLIC KNOWLEDGE! It could very well be an OverDose, it could be that her body shut down after the final ingestion, much like Jeff Conway, who didn't die from an OD but simply that his body had had enough and couldn't handle anything anymore, such as his liver, kidneys, etc. Whatever it was that ultimately killed her, it all goes back to either drugs or alcohol. These lab results will be weeks in the coming, such as toxicology reports are. In the end, she died from her abuse of alcohol and drugs. We just now wait to find what exactly that combination was that that took her life.

1156 days ago
45.

TMP    

They are right in what they said about not speculating, but it's hard not to think that it's drug related. She's battled addiction most of her life, was in and out of hard core rehab for years and was only 27 years old.

Either way, 27 is too young to die. I wasn't a fan, but she did have talent. IF it was drug related, it's just tragic that another talented person had to die so young from something that could have been prevented.

RIP Amy.
Condolences to her parents. It has to be really hard for them as well.

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