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Amy Winehouse died from alcohol: coroner

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"Rehab" singer Amy Winehouse drank herself to death after downing five times the legal limit, a coroner announced Wednesday.

"The unintended consequence of such potentially fatal levels [OF ALCOHOL] was her sudden and unexpected death," coroner Suzanne Greenaway said, according to the Guardian.

Previous tests had ruled out drugs as the cause of death.

Winehouse was found dead in her bed in London on July 23, after years of struggling with alcohol and drug abuse. She was 27.

The singer's doctor, Christina Romete, said Winehouse had gone through a period of abstinence but started drinking again a few days before her death. Romete said Winehouse was taking meds to help with alcohol withdrawal, though they were not a factor in her death, according to the coroner.

Winehouse family spokesman Chris Goodman said the family was relieved "to finally find out what happened to Amy."


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