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Amy Winehouse's Family:

Singer Was NOT On Drugs

When She Died

8/23/2011 7:29 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

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Amy Winehouse
's family claims toxicology tests prove Amy was not on any sort of illegal drugs at the time of her death ... but she had been drinking.

According to the family, officials have not determined if the booze played a role in the singer's death.

The family did not mention if  prescription drugs were detected in the toxicology report.

The statement comes as a shock to just about everyone on the planet ... since Amy struggled with a MAJOR substance abuse problem for years.

TMZ spoke with a rep from Scotland Yard ... who told us the law enforcement agency has not yet received a copy of the toxicology results from the coroner.

Winehouse died in her London apartment on July 23.

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7:43 AM: A rep for the family released a statement saying, "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 continues, "Results indicate that alcohol was present but it cannot be determined as yet if it played a role in her death."

"The family would like to thank the police and coroner for their continuing thorough investigations and for keeping them informed throughout the process.  They await the outcome of the inquest in October."

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46.

killam_all    

I bet... she must've just had the flu like Brittany Murphy. You know, it's pretty common for people in their 20s and early 30s to simply drop dead.

That was sarcasm by the way.

972 days ago
47.

outformorefun    

BS.. there is no way she was clean for at least a week..

972 days ago
48.

T-bear    

Illegal being the key word.....She may have had lots of perscription drugs in her system. They are not illegal !

972 days ago
49.

c    

I'll believe it when it comes from someone besides her enabling family.

972 days ago
50.

Kelly    

the key word here is ILLEGAL DRUGS....there are plenty of LEGAL DRUGS that can kill. Notice they did not make any mention of other LEGAL drugs found in her system....I think it was a combo of alcohol and legal drugs like anti-depresants.

972 days ago
51.

Bubbles The Chimp    

Druggies should not stop using cold turkey...

... warm turkey tastes much better.

972 days ago
52.

JoJo    

IDIOTS....BOOZE CAN KILL YA TOO...HER FAMILY IS NUTSO LIKE SHE WAS.I AM JEWISH AND NEVER NEVER EVER HEARD OF A BODY SERVICE THEN TRIP ON DOWN TO THE CREMATORY AND HAVE SERVICE THERE AND WAIT FOR ASHES..

SHE WAS A F-N NIGHTMARE OF A TROUBLED MUSIC WANNABE.SHE WANTED TO DIE OBVIOUSLY DESPITE MANY PLL SAYING OTHERWISE!!!

BTW: IN USA TOX REPORTS ARE NOT AN ISSUE AWAITING WEEKS!ESPECIALLY FOR BAC.ANYONE WITH A DUI WILL TELL YA ...THE BAC IS IMMEDIATELY KNOWN.

BRITS AZZHOLES.

972 days ago
53.

jbeans    

And I'm the queen of sheeba!

972 days ago
54.

Eastender    

If she didn't have booze or drugs in her system, she could have had a huge seizure from trying to withdrawal. If so, I'm so sorry she had to suffer that way. Slow detox is the way and the only way.

972 days ago
55.

bevmax    

Bravo, Amy!

972 days ago
56.

Anonymous    

Even if she didn't die of an overdose, her years of drug abuse took its toll on her body. No doubt that led to her early demise, and anyone who thinks otherwise is in denial.

972 days ago
57.

Glenda     

A person can die from alcohol poisoning, so why is that such a shocker ? It's because we all think we know.

972 days ago
58.

go home!    

Still glad she is dead. She wouldn't be if she didnt abuse her body with drugs all those other times. So glad we dont have to see her ugly face, skeletal body and missing teeth anymore.

972 days ago
59.

Bill C.    

Sure, I believe that ... hey, look - the Tooth Fairy!

972 days ago
60.

Rogue Warrior    

She HAD to have been on drugs because all the intelligent posters here ASSUMED that was the case.

972 days ago
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