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Coroner:

Amy Winehouse Drank

Herself to Death

10/26/2011 9:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

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Amy Winehouse
's blood alcohol level was more than 4 times the legal limit at the time of her death ... this according to the coroner who says the singer died as a direct result of over-consumption.

Coroner Suzanne Greenaway described the situation as, "Death by misadventure" ... noting that Winehouse voluntarily pounded an extraordinary amount of liquor in the hours before she died on July 23.

Winehouse -- who battled substance abuse issues for years -- was 27 years old at the time of her death.

Amy's family released a statement ... saying, "It is some relief to finally find out what happened to Amy.  We understand there was alcohol in her system when she passed away, it is likely a build up of alcohol in her system over a number of days."

The statement continues, "The court heard that Amy was battling hard to conquer her problems with alcohol and it is a source of great pain to us that she could not win in time. She had started drinking again that week after a period of abstinence."

"It underlines how important our work with the Amy Winehouse Foundation is to us, to help as many young people and children as we can in her name."

"It means a lot to us and from the overwhelming messages of support we have had since Amy died, we know she meant a great deal to people all over the world.  We want to thank everyone for that and for their continuing enthusiasm for the Foundation."

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A Real Lawyer    

Not to take away from her talent, because she was very talented....but her family is delusional. A build up over a couple of days? Yeah...right!

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jdub    

Her family makes as many sxcuses as Cassy Anthony's family. Death from alchohol is no surprise though.

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Snowberrie    

No surprise unfortunately. She had so much soul when she sang, she will be missed.

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dee    

wow that's a lot of drinking! Sad though she was too young to die!

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SURFCOWBOY    

I dont feel bad for people like that. Drink yourself to your death???? WTF. You got your whole life thats "bright", you are famous and you are going to drink it away. I hate alcoholics! I dont get it. Marijuana is always looked badly upon, yet ppl who kill themselves driving are the drunks and heck, this chick killed herself drinking everyday. GO FIGURE, our world is pretty F-D UP

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SantaFeJack    

For all of you youngsters out there: Amy's cause of death can be a lesson for you.

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Nikki    

Now lets all pray and hope Lindsay Lohan will do the same

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Ace    

That's how I want to go.......misadventure!

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Rhubino    

If the Amy Winehouse Foundation has any chance of being successful it has to start with honesty. The family is off to a bad start in that regard. Alcoholics learn to use manipulation and deception as a means to their goals. Continuing the deception and sugar-coating won't work and is irresponsible. I like you Mitch, but ....

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nipples mugee    

I'm very sad, what a great talent. She looked awsome when young but slowly like any drug user lost all her looks and talent. Thats another reason they should make pot legal, never killed anyone , unless you count the dealers killed in the Mexican drug war, ...

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Strokadellic    

Amy Winehouse died of substance abuse? NO WAY.

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kerrplunk    

Lush.....

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Grandma Cracker    

This makes me so sad. X17 has pictures of Lindsay Lohan crawling on her garage floor from last night. I hope she takes notice of this before the same thing happens to her.......

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BoilingBleach    

Kinda fitting that someone with the last name of Winehouse would drink themselves to death. Although I seem to remember toxicologists saying something about her having "medication" in her system as well. In other words, it took all that time to find out what everyone, except for her oblivious family, already knew. SHE DIED OF A DRUG AND ALCOHOL OVERDOSE!

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STFUP    

Is this REALLY a shock to anyone? She drank constantly - even while performing!

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