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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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46.

KnuckleDragger    

Given, Winehouse had a gift for song. What she did to her body was on her. The two are not related. You abuse yourself enough...you die, plain and simple. What did Amy Winehouse die from? She died from being Amy Winehouse.

903 days ago
47.

God-Of-Lyf    

No tears here. She was a total waste of human existence with little to no talent. Her views on rehab worked against her here. Sad but she only has herself to blame. She will pay the price for all eternity. Just Saying...!

903 days ago
48.

good as gold    

With a blood alcohol level of .41 that would have been one heck of a hangover if she survived.

903 days ago
49.

Ben from Baltimore    

"When they asked me to go to rehab, I should have said Yes, Yes, Yes."-Amy Winehouse in the afterlife. She had a drinking problem and she died for it. I hope that this is a warning for the casts of pro-alcohol abuse shows like MTV's Jersey Shore.

903 days ago
50.

Tim    

Over a number of days...

I really dont like her family, lying low class s***

she drank herself to death, everyone knew it was gonna happen, stop stying to act like she was sober

for ***** sake

903 days ago
51.

She's baaaack    

I can drink with the best of them but I've never been anywhere near acute alcohol toxicity. She must have drunk a vat of the stuff.

903 days ago
52.

Mimi    

The excuses her family is continuing to make are what led to her early death. Had her family stopped enabling her and making see-through excuses, she would probably be clean and sober or she'd at least be alive. The addicts that tend to survive are the ones who's families fight for them, get hard and tough, and force them to face their actions. We all know Amy didn't start drinking again the "week she died". She probably never stopped!

903 days ago
53.

rightasrain    

So sad her life had to end this way, such a unique and talented singer, wanted her to get better and make more soulful music.

903 days ago
54.

Doug    

Darwin baby!!!! Choose to party like a rock star, die an early death like a rock star.

Her death should be celebrated as a wonderful teaching tool for little children. Choices have consequences, kids.


Choose to be gay, you will probably get AIDS. Those are just facts, kids.

903 days ago
55.

berriechic    

R.I.P. Amy so talented but just as troubled...
Berriechiconline.com

903 days ago
56.

Straight Talkin Texan    

It's sad, tragic, etc. But I think it's kind of poetic justice that her obsession/addiction/weakness killed her.

903 days ago
57.

Machelle    

I feel like
if I drank four times
the legal limit, that
I would be trying to commit
suicide.

903 days ago
58.

XAVR4223    

Very expected. Her real talent was getting plastered and overdosing on drugs. She couldn't sing to save her life.

903 days ago
59.

Carl    

Alcohol does not build up over the course of several days. If the alcohol was in her system for days it was because she was drinking non-stop for days.

903 days ago
60.

Bud    

Gee, there's a surprise.

903 days ago
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