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Amy Winehouse

The Prescription Omission

8/23/2011 10:40 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

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Amy Winehouse
's family claims no illegal drugs were present in the singer's system at the time of death ... but there's a gaping hole, because they made no mention of prescription drugs.

A source close to the family would not comment on any prescription drugs, even though he and the rest of the family were categorical on illegal drugs.

The family says they have seen toxicology reports which discount illegal drugs. The family did acknowledge Amy had been drinking at the time of her death.
  
As for prescription drugs, there are a number that contain the opiates similar to heroin, including OxyContin and morphine.

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31.

Whateverbytch    

yes, something killed her - wtf is on that death certificate? "sleep" or "a few shots of JD"...come on now, she was 27 - this is not the age of "natural causes"

1159 days ago
32.

Angela Benedict    

That sounds a little dubious to me. I'm an American living in the UK and I can tell you that the prescription drugs here are quite limited. I had surgery last month and they sent me home with drugs that you can get over the counter. Same with my roomate. He's just had 24 hour open heart surgery and he was sent home with ibuprofen. Save for valium, I can't imagine any legally prescribed drugs that anyone would think to abuse, let alone one strong enough to cause death.

1159 days ago
33.

fioo hoos    

GAPPING HOLE? TMZ alway*****ed the house wine like thew MJ but they still lov2GAP her holes at least in press as they are all gay?.Sure the family won`t talk doctors care as they22 will sue the bJs out of the gapped HO and PP on hers after the gravie train!SS

1159 days ago
34.

PinkIvy    

The first thing I thought of was "...ok, so no ilegal drugs but that doesn't mean she didn't have a high level of prescription drugs in her system." That combined with the alcohol and years of abuse can lead to the body shutting down. RIP Amy.

1159 days ago
35.

Murf    

My heart goes out to the family but lets fact it DRUGS DRUGS DRUGS did her in.

1159 days ago
36.

Ronald RayGun    

Sound like a family in big denial. Maybe Amy would still be alive if they removed their rose-colored glasses.

1159 days ago
37.

Linda    

It really doesnt matter at his point. It had to been some kind of drug or drinking. She may have gotten off the herion or street drugs but prescription drugs can kill also. My brother died from oxycotin.IF it makes her family feel better about the cause of death then great. Either way it hurts the family left behind to go through the grief and pain. My heart goes out to her family and friends life will forever be different. All thats left is to learn how to live with the loss and TIME for healing.

1159 days ago
38.

Lori    

When are people going to realize how dangerous prescription drugs can be when taken wrong? Hell, too much Tylenol can damage your liver!

1159 days ago
39.

Jeff    

Really who gives a rats fart, She was a druggie and if she was a no body would we all still have to read this crap?
There are more important things going on in this world.

1159 days ago
40.

p1tey1    

Amy is DEAD and her family is STILL in DENIAL!!! Truly sad.

1159 days ago
41.

Jillian Galloway    

Legal drugs are safe, illegal drugs aren't. Right? That's why taxpayers spend billions every year enforcing the drug laws.

1159 days ago
42.

windrider    

You can all speculate til the cows come home but I'll wait for the coroner's statement. Even prescription drugs or alcohol may not have directly killed her. But years of alcohol and drug abuse does systemic damage. Sometimes, the body just gives out. In some ways, it may even be more merciful than the long slow descent she was trapped in.

1159 days ago
43.

lilly vivona    

A death in a family or of any loved one is a private matter yes Amy Winehouse was a celebrity but some things should still remain sacred and the right to mourn should be one of those things. They owe nobody any explanations. She is gone. Let them deal with it and allow them their privacy

1159 days ago
44.

Princess    

LET IT GO!!! This family lost their daughter, their sister ,...... IT REALLY DOESN'T MATTER AT THIS POINT! Please have some empathy for those that are devasted by her death.

1159 days ago
45.

NICOLE    

That's it? So she died just because she had a few drinks? C'mon! I think her father wants to start a fundation under her name and he doesnt' want to release the whole truth. Is his father trying to make money already?

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