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Amy Winehouse

New Questions Surrounding Singer's Death

12/17/2012 6:23 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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Amy Winehouse may not have died from alcohol poisoning ... this according to London officials who are launching a new inquest into the singer's death next month.

Authorities say ... the coroner who oversaw the autopsy when Winehouse died back in July 2011 did NOT have the proper prerequisites when she concluded the singer died from accidental alcohol poisoning. 

According to local reports, Assistant Deputy Suzanne Greenaway had been appointed to the job by her husband in 2009 -- despite the fact she did not have the required 5 years experience with the London Law Society.

FYI -- Greenaway's husband just resigned from his role as the coroner for inner north London earlier this month in the wake of the scandal.

Winehouse's family says they are NOT behind the push for a new investigation.

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1.

Lee    

Good luck exhuming the body. She was cremated!!!

488 days ago
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mebrat24    

Who writes this crap
do you read before you post?
Winehouse died last back in July 2011

488 days ago
3.

Nutrients    

I wonder if she is still skinny?

488 days ago
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jaythepirate    

Does it matter what drug she died of? Dig her up so you can tell her parents good news it was heroin or a mixture of speed and benzo's? Let sleeping dogs lie. Yea I meant that last sentence.

488 days ago
5.

packer    

Was she not cremated.?

488 days ago
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Jenn    

I couldn't say for sure, but I'm guessing that the signs of acute alcohol poisoning in a dead body are pretty easy to spot, even if the coroner lacked some necessary experience. Punish them, but investigating this further would be stupid. What evidence could they possibly collect 1.5 years later?

488 days ago
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Majestik    

How the hell does someone get appointed to a position in 2009 without the criteria and it's not found out until 2012? Looks like London is taking lessons from California.

488 days ago
8.

SoWhat    

She did die from alcohol poisoning, the issue with the coroner is totally irrelevant. The coroner does not do all the tests him/herself, they are sent to a lab and the lab performs the tests. These tests revealed without a doubt that on that day that is what caused her death. Her lifestyle with heavy drug and alcohol abuse definitely helped bring her down, but the alcohol poisoning finally did it. This thing with the coroner is just the media trying to stir things up again when there's nothing to stir up

488 days ago
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Majestik    

Hey TMZ, how about:
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Body will not be exhumed due to cremation?

488 days ago
10.

Shhh    

Winehouse was cremated days after death. Dumbass.

488 days ago
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Different Rules Apply    

Amy is dead; let her rest in peace. Please explain what reopening the cause of her death will prove at this point, other then possible more grief for her family. Spend time worrying about and fixing the living, we need the most help there.

488 days ago
12.

D-INCARNATION    

Let go, what's done is done.....

488 days ago
13.

CarneyIsGod    

Illuminati.

488 days ago
14.

ithoughtitwasgum    

nasty crackwhore

488 days ago
15.

CatM    

Well, considering she was cremated, they'll have a hard time of it.

488 days ago
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