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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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76.

dman    

So legal drugs, alcohol included killed her. She's still dead. What a waste.

972 days ago
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BangherlustBallings    

S***my Skankhouse was not on recreational street drugs. She was most likely on poison toxic pharmaceuticals which are often more deadly than street drugs, making her just as dead. And sorry, but Big Pharma political correctness won't bring her back. She is now a one hit wonder of the 27 club, which all but disqualifies her for icon status.

972 days ago
78.

beau     

"Tears dry on there own" was co-written for Amy Winehouse by the great Nick Ashford..go to you tube and here the nick sound in it "aint no mountain higher enough. May they both RIP

971 days ago
79.

Liz    

TMZ, please get us a copy of this toxicology report which the family is denying to the public because they say they want to preserve Amy's "legacy." We all know she died because of alcohol, drugs, or both (long-term effects or otherwise). Hope you can get the report because she is a public figure and it is ridiculous for the family to try and spin this.

966 days ago
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