Amy Winehouse Cause of Death May Have Been Alcohol Withdrawal

Amy Winehouse‘s cause of death may have been acute alcohol withdrawal, or so her family believes. According to her family, Amy Winehouse had totally stopped drinking during the last few weeks of her life. Her doctor had allegedly told her to gradually stop drinking, but her family claims the British singer ignored the advice and went cold turkey instead.

Amy Winehouse, Source: Wikimedia.org

An unidentified friend of the Winehouse family allegedly told the Sun British tabloid that the singer’s family believes alcohol withdrawal may have caused her death. “Abstinence gave her body such a fright they thought it was eventually the cause of her death,” the source said. People magazine has allegedly confirmed the family believes alcohol withdrawal may have contributed to Amy Winehouse’s cause of death.

Symptoms of alcohol withdrawal can include nausea and vomiting, heart palpitations, tachycardia, hypertension and even seizures, convulsions and death when extreme. The severity of symptoms can depend on the degree of alcohol intake and length of time the person has been abusing alcohol.

At her funeral, her father, Mitch Winehouse, allegedly said doctors told Amy to gradually reduce her alcohol intake and avoid binging on liquor. “Amy told him she couldn’t do that. It was all or nothing and she gave up completely,” the source allegedly told the Sun. “Mitch said the shock of giving up, after everything she had been through over a bad few years, was just too much for her to take.”

The Daily Mail, however, has reported that Amy was suffering from a recent breakup and had purchased a large amount of drugs the night before she died. She was also allegedly seen drinking heavily.

The official Amy Winehouse autopsy report revealed nothing conclusive about her death. The coroner is now waiting on toxicology tests, which may take several more weeks, to hopefully give evidence on how the 27-year-old singer died.

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5 thoughts on “Amy Winehouse Cause of Death May Have Been Alcohol Withdrawal”

  1. Amy winehouse is and will always be a lyrical godess in my eyes and in the eyes of many! She will always be seen with a beautiful soul, and although having a rough couple of years she was an amazing person inside and out, on top of being one of the best singer/ song writers of our generations. I hope many will look past her abuse for we are all only humaN, But instead cherish her music to help you out of the darkness that maybe she herself could not get out of. Back to black was one of many but for the song writier my all time favourite was Valerie ft. Mark Ronson. Give it a listen and dance around in your pjs because once you find out her true colours of where her beauty always lied.

  2. Amy winehouse is and will always be a lyrical godess in my eyes and in the eyes of many! She will always be seen with a beautiful soul, and although having a rough couple of years she was an amazing person inside and out, on top of being one of the best singer/ song writers of our generations. I hope many will look past her abuse for we are all only humaN, But instead cherish her music to help you out of the darkness that maybe she herself could not get out of. Back to black was one of many but for the song writier my all time favourite was Valerie ft. Mark Ronson. Give it a listen and dance around in your pjs because once you find out her true colours of where her beauty always lied even if her body had not.

  3. While I feel sorry for Amy and of course her poor family, I can’t help but feel slightly like this was coming anyway! She was warned that she would die, and I’d she was not taking advice from her dr,this was going to happen. People die every day. I have lost 2 soldier friends recently, and my friend lost her brother. They never took drugs,drank or anything but there not remembered! Its so annoying!

  4. Nobody knows why she died yet. There is no acknowledgement in this article of the discrepancy of “advise” for this addict who had medical problems as well. AA advises to stop drinking as part of the 12 steps; gradually stopping is not an option for recovery but a way to fool yourself into thinking you can control it – So she was just trying to do what she had to. For what specific medical reason did the doctor have for advising her to gradually stop drinking? Also, the range of withdrawal symptoms varies by the person, and not just the stage of alcoholism or how many years the person has been drinking. Lots of people die from medical disease and addiction (which is a disease) whom are not remembered either – people do not ask for the disease of addiction.

  5. Lynn, the reason a dr would advise a patient to gradually reduce alcohol intake is because prolonged usage alters physiological functions. The only type of “drug” withdrawal that can directly cause death is alcohol. That is why patients can receive alcohol via IV when hospitalized–but will not get, for example, a shot of methodone if the person is a heroine addict. because, although withdrawal from heroine is painful and miserable, you will not die as a result from the withdrawal, but perhaps a secondary cause such as aspiration while vomiting.

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