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Amy Winehouse died of 'five times over limit' drinking binge


October 27, 2011 - London

Amy Winehouse's cause of death has been revealed to be due to excessive drinking and not because of any drug intake.

The coroner's verdict stated the late singer's death as a misadventure by drinking excessively, with alcohol limit being found to be more than five times the drink-drive limit.

Three empty vodka bottles (two large and one small), were found at the 'Rehab' hitmaker's flat where she was found dead.

According to a pathologist, the fatal level is 350mg of alcohol per 100ml of blood, but Winehouse's post mortem examination recorded 416mg of alcohol per 100ml of blood, the BBC reported.

The R and B star's family were pained by the fact that she had lost her battle with alcohol, and issued a statement saying, "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 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," the statement read.

ANI

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