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A verdict of misadventure was recorded into the 27-year-old's death after an inquest heard she was more than five times the drink-drive limit.

Winehouse was found dead at her home in Camden, north London, on 23 July.

St Pancras coroner Suzanne Greenway said the "unintended consequence" of Winehouse drinking so much alcohol was her "sudden and unexpected death".

Three empty vodka bottles, two large and one small, were found at her flat, St Pancras Coroners Court heard.
'No pulse found'

The inquest heard the singer, who won five Grammy awards in 2008, had 416mg of alcohol per 100ml of blood. The legal drink-drive limit is 80mg.

The pathologist who conducted her post-mortem examination said 350mg of alcohol per 100ml of blood was considered a fatal level.

The examination found Winehouse's vital organs had been in good health but she had huge amounts of alcohol in her system which could have stopped her breathing and sent her into a coma.

Toxicology tests showed there were no illegal substances in her system when she died.

The inquest was told she was found in her bed by live-in guard Andrew Morris, who looked in on her at 10:00 BST, but thought she was asleep.

Five hours later she was "lying on the bed in the same position", he said.

"I was immediately concerned, went over and checked to see if she was OK," he added.


'Very strict views'

"I checked on her and realised she wasn't breathing and had no pulse, so called the emergency services."

Winehouse had kicked her drug habit but fell back into a pattern of abstaining from drink for weeks then starting again for a few, the inquest heard.

The coroner was told Winehouse had not had a drink in the three weeks to 22 July.

Her GP, Dr Christina Romete, who had been treating the star for several years, said the night before her death, the singer told her she did not know if she was going to stop drinking but "she did not want to die".

"She was looking forward to the future," the doctor said.

Winehouse was taking medication to cope with alcohol withdrawal and anxiety and was reviewed last year by a psychologist and psychiatrist about her drinking.

"She had her own way and was very determined to do everything her own way," said Dr Romete.

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"Including any form of therapy. She had very strict views."

After the inquest, Winehouse's family issued a statement thanking people for their messages of support.

They said it was "some relief to finally find out what happened to Amy".

Their statement added: "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."

Since her death, Winehouse's 2006 album Back to Black has become the UK's bestselling album of the 21st Century.



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Three empty vodka bottles, two large and one small, were found at her flat,

Crikey I couldn't even finish a small vodka bottle. She must have known that amount was gonna kill her.

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smeggypants wrote:Three empty vodka bottles, two large and one small, were found at her flat,

Crikey I couldn't even finish a small vodka bottle. She must have known that amount was gonna kill her.


Empty bottles doesn't mean she wasn't 'persuaded' to carry on drinking after her fill, look at the those that wanted to be the first back once the news of her death came out.

The coroner was told Winehouse had not had a drink in the three weeks to 22 July. - and who might have claimed that ?


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^^^ did she have that growth removed?

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smeggypants wrote:Three empty vodka bottles, two large and one small, were found at her flat,

Crikey I couldn't even finish a small vodka bottle. She must have known that amount was gonna kill her.


If she'd drunk all those in one sitting I would have thought she'd be way more than five times over the drink drive limit.

Five times the drink drive limit is a lot, but I wouldn't have thought enough to kill someone used to their booze. It's the equivalent of about 10 pints. Surely not enough to kill a seasoned drinker like Amy Winehouse??



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She probably didnt eat at all,seasoned drinkers like Amy hardly ever eat whilst boozing.



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Yes, you could be right Dolls. Also I suppose her last session could have just been the straw that broke the camels back as far as her kidneys or liver were concerned?



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I'll agree with that Res. She'd been abusing her body through drink and drugs for years and the last few drinks were as you said, the straw that broke the camel's back.

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Three empty vodka bottles, two large and one small, were found at her flat, St Pancras Coroners Court heard.


This is a non statement.

Today, i have placed in the bin, an empty bag of Sausages that contain 16 when full.

It dont mean i ate them all at once.

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Resonance wrote:Five times the drink drive limit is a lot, but I wouldn't have thought enough to kill someone used to their booze. It's the equivalent of about 10 pints. Surely not enough to kill a seasoned drinker like Amy Winehouse??


It struck me as a little odd, like you say she was quite used to large quantities of booze.

A Home Office pathologist Professor Suhail Baithun said people began to lose their faculties at 200mg of alcohol per decilitre. "When you have levels of 350mg, it is associated with fatalities," he said.

He said an external and internal examination of Winehouse's body had not shown an immediate cause of death. Her liver was normal, with a little fatty tissue, and her lungs were a little congested, but nothing that would indicate cause of death.


When I was in my twenties I'd sometimes drink eight or nine pints in the pub then drink spirits at home until it came out of my ears (bottle and a half maybe) . :eek4: Obviously didn't kill me but maybe I was lucky.

The booze did for an old boss I had once, he was an ex-navy man and loved his gin. Was found dead one night in a gutter, having suffocated on his own vomit. Eugh.

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Three empty vodka bottles, two large and one small, were found at her flat, St Pancras Coroners Court heard.


This is a non statement.

Today, i have placed in the bin, an empty bag of Sausages that contain 16 when full.

It don't mean i ate them all at once.


this is true. I threw out about 100 empty boxes of wine over the last couple of weeks. That's 400 bottles worth. We'd collected them over a couple of months.

Only kidding we'd collected them over nearly two years. We built a wall out of them to see how a wall would look in the house renovation.

I did wonder what the dustman thought :rofl:

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Even if she hadnt drunk for a while it does seem a bit odd that amount killed her - I thought she was used to booze?
Also as Squirrel said, maybe she didnt drink all that all at once.

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She was quite a frail lass, if she hadnt drunk for a while but had *withdrawal symptoms* perhaps just drinking over a couple of days with no food I would imagine it could kill her.....



I'm sure we dont have a CT theory here! :hmmm: :)



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Dolls wrote:She was quite a frail lass, if she hadnt drunk for a while but had *withdrawal symptoms* perhaps just drinking over a couple of days with no food I would imagine it could kill her.....



I'm sure we dont have a CT theory here! :hmmm: :)


Yes, it was Lily Allen that did it :D :hmmm: :chin:



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Dolls wrote:She was quite a frail lass, if she hadnt drunk for a while but had *withdrawal symptoms* perhaps just drinking over a couple of days with no food I would imagine it could kill her.....



I'm sure we dont have a CT theory here! :hmmm: :)


Yes, it was Lily Allen that did it :D :hmmm: :chin:



Res do what? :confused:



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Dolls wrote:
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Dolls wrote:She was quite a frail lass, if she hadnt drunk for a while but had *withdrawal symptoms* perhaps just drinking over a couple of days with no food I would imagine it could kill her.....



I'm sure we dont have a CT theory here! :hmmm: :)


Yes, it was Lily Allen that did it :D :hmmm: :chin:



Res do what? :confused:


I was coming up with a conspiracy theory for you Dolls :)



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Dolls wrote:She was quite a frail lass, if she hadnt drunk for a while but had *withdrawal symptoms* perhaps just drinking over a couple of days with no food I would imagine it could kill her.....



I'm sure we dont have a CT theory here! :hmmm: :)


Thats what I was thinking Dolls - withdrawl symptoms possibly :(

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Dolls wrote:
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Dolls wrote:She was quite a frail lass, if she hadnt drunk for a while but had *withdrawal symptoms* perhaps just drinking over a couple of days with no food I would imagine it could kill her.....



I'm sure we dont have a CT theory here! :hmmm: :)


Yes, it was Lily Allen that did it :D :hmmm: :chin:



Res do what? :confused:


I reckon it was Dave Allen!!

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Looks like there will be a new album out in time for Xmas, made up of half-baked leftovers.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/music/2011/oc ... -christmas

She did a couple of good toons but I doubt if I'll be buying it.

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