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Amy Winehouse's Dad

Rx Drug In Her System

When She Died

9/9/2011 4:07 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

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Amy Winehouse
's father claims there was one drug found in the singer's system when she died -- but he insists ... Amy had a prescription for it.

In an interview on Anderson Cooper's new talk show -- which airs Monday -- Mitch Winehouse admits Amy was taking a drug called Librium, which he describes as a drug for detoxing alcoholics.

According to Mitch, she had a prescription for it -- to help prevent seizures -- and she took one dose daily.

Unfortunately, Mitch says it didn't work like it was supposed to -- telling Anderson, he believes Amy died from an alcohol detox seizure ... and "there was nobody there to rescue her."

Mitch still insists there were ZERO illegal drugs in his daughter's system at the time of her death -- adding, "We really felt we were out of the woods. We saw the light at the end of the tunnel."

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Justice_4_Kelly    

Its over.

Shes dead.

You failed as parents.

958 days ago
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AntiSocialForum.com    

No kidding. You could probably get high smoking her ashes. Anybody got a cigarillo wrap?

958 days ago
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Trevis Miho    

YOU CAN HAVE SEIZURES BY CUTTING OFF ALCOHOL?? Screw it, I ain't stopping then - no, no, no. R.I.P Amy Whinehouse.

958 days ago
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Ace    

Those pills could have caused her death also if she took to many. They are downers. Just like Valium....Librium same thing.

958 days ago
5.

Joe    

What Amy really needed... Is Britney Spears' father.

Not blaming Amy's dad for her death - but she was savable.

958 days ago
6.

JimmyB    

Guess this will be some doctor's fault, too. @@

958 days ago
7.

angel    

whatever!!shes dead..she died coz she's a druggie and alcoholic end of story...!!! she's probably drinking and smoking weed in heaven right now..

958 days ago
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amazon_woman    

SHE SHOULD HAVE BEEN ON TEGRETOL CR NOT LIBRIUM. BEST ONE FOR TREATING CONVULSIONS. IDIOT DOCTOR !

958 days ago
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whatevs    

Seizures from alcohol detox are common. If she indeed was detoxing, they should've taken this a lot more seriously and NOT left her alone.

958 days ago
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ILoveMustard    

You people who blame her parents are just sad - and probably not parents yourselves. An addict cannot be saved unless they want to be. The loved ones can say everything they need to say and offer every resource available until they're blue in the face. But the fact of the matter is that the will to get clean has to be the addict's and the addict's alone. No one can force sobriety on another person. So many fail because they themselves don't WANT to be sober. With all that said, Amy had many medical issues related to her drinking and drug use - she had been told time and time again that if she had even one more drink, she'd die. She didn't listen and *allegedly* got sober much too late. The damage was already done. No one can bear the cross for the death of an addict - that blame that belongs solely to the addict. This holds true for MJ as well - his 'doctors' may have been morally wrong for their part but the truth of it is that, like Amy, MJ was an addict and an active drug seeker. There is no one to blame but themselves for their own destruction.

958 days ago
11.

amy    

I 100% believe this to be true. People do not realize that going off alcohol cold turkey can cause immediate death through seizures. Beware! It is no joke.

958 days ago
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ElJay    

Kinda ironic to think that if she hadn't quit drinking, she would still be alive. I doubt that that was the cause of her death though.

958 days ago
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the sea    

What is he trying to say, that alcohol and drugs had nothing to do with her dying a young death?

Of course they did!

958 days ago
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tenley    

This biggest awful twist is that one of the reasons why people kicking alcohol go into detox centers with 24/7 monitoring in the beginning -- Librium is for the DTs. But she didn't wanna go to rehab, no no no.

958 days ago
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amazon_woman    

SHE SHOULD HAVE BEEN ON TEGRETOL CR WITH THE LIBRIUM. BEST ONE FOR TREATING CONVULSIONS. IDIOT DOCTOR !

958 days ago
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