Amy Winehouse had no illegal drugs in her system at the time of her death, toxicology results from the British singer’s autopsy have revealed. Winehouse had consumed alcohol, but it has not yet been determined if it played a part in her cause of death.
“Toxicology results returned to the Winehouse family by authorities have confirmed that there were no illegal substances in Amy’s system at the time of her death,” a statement released by Winehouse’s family said. “Results indicate that alcohol was present but it cannot be determined as yet if it played a role in her death.”
“The family would like to thank the police and coroner for their continuing thorough investigations and for keeping them informed throughout the process. They await the outcome of the inquest in October,” the statement concluded.
Amy Winehouse was found dead at the age of 27 by a bodyguard at London flat in the Cambden district on July 23. Police officials have stated no illegal drugs or drug paraphernalia was found in her home. Winehouse had reportedly had a positive check up by a doctor the night before she died.
“She was in her bedroom after saying she wanted to sleep, and when he went to wake her, [the bodyguard] found she wasn’t breathing,” Winehouse’s representative Chris Goodman told the Sun. “He called the emergency services straight away. He was very shocked. At this stage no one knows how she died. She died alone in bed.”