At the time of her death Amy Winehouse was quite possibly better known for her train wreck antics as opposed to her amazingly wonderful music gift. Earlier today, a British corner ruled that the “Rehab” star consumed “a very large quantity” of alcohol before her tragic death. Tests conducted on Winehouse’s blood and urine samples showed that she consumed 4.5 times the legal drunk driving limit.
Coroner Suzanne Greenway declared the cause of death “death by misadventure” at a hearing investigating Amy Winehouse’s death, saying she died from accidental alcohol poisoning.
“The unintended consequence of such potentially fatal levels [of alcohol] was her sudden and unexpected death,” Greenaway said.
Amy Winehouse was just 27 years old when she was found dead in her own bed at her home in London back on July 23rd. A spokesman for the Grammy award-winning artists family said it was a relief to find out what finally happened to their loved one.
“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,” said the family spokesman.