August 23rd, 2011
11:25 AM ET

'No illegal substances' found in Amy Winehouse's system, family says

Toxicology tests have found that "no illegal substances" were in singer Amy Winehouse's system at the time of her death last month, her family said Tuesday.

"Results indicate that alcohol was present but it cannot be determined as yet if it played a role in her death," the family said in a written statement, citing test results provided to them by authorities.

The 27-year-old singer, beloved for her talent but infamous for erratic public behavior, arrests and drug problems, was found dead at her apartment in London on July 23.

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  1. Brutus

    Who cares. She was just a glamorized junkie

    August 23, 2011 at 4:16 pm | Report abuse |
    • Indiegirlie

      she was 'glamorized' because of her amazing voice and her song writing ability.

      August 23, 2011 at 7:47 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Babs

    Key word there being "illegal." So she could have been using a bunch of legal drugs, like Oxy.

    August 23, 2011 at 5:12 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Curtis

    No illegal substances, but I'm sure plenty of drugs ending in -azepam, -codone, etc.

    August 23, 2011 at 5:21 pm | Report abuse |
  4. kevin

    Move it along people. Nothing to see here.

    August 23, 2011 at 5:21 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Kimberly Brown

    Yes, she was an addict but, I believe it to be inhumane to not care about someone's death. If you don't have anything respectful to say to don't waste your time posting such negative things.

    August 23, 2011 at 5:42 pm | Report abuse |
  6. nancy

    AKA...overdose on prescription drugs.

    August 23, 2011 at 6:21 pm | Report abuse |
  7. banasy©

    Applause, Indiegirlie, applause.
    Her voice was amazing, and so were her songs.

    August 23, 2011 at 9:10 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Beau

    A bid from an excerpt of many medications and withdrawls of many drugs. Find it rationalizing to view the edging pastele. Her creative mind and ambition notabley brought about fortune and fame. However the narcotics inhaled, snorted, or shootin up could cause a rapid infustructure to slowly decompose the immune system as stated earlier; nervesyopsis– meaning addiction and withdrawls along with depression of public view from divorce and a battaling relationship, could cause this to happen. Her music was well written, maybe this will be an eye opener to America’s addicts(junkies), to reach out and meet prevention and/or intervention. Call a rehab center to help you get off the drugs. Keep this tragic mess of great music fly down the tube with depression, narcotics and everything in between. Theres more to live for than this. American soldier!

    August 24, 2011 at 7:46 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Beau

    A bid from an excerpt of many medications and withdrawls of many drugs. Find it rationalizing to view the edging pastele. Her creative mind and ambition notabley brought about fortune and fame. However the narcotics inhaled, snorted, or shootin up could cause a rapid infustructure to slowly decompose the Human immune system as stated earlier; nervesyopsis– meaning addiction and withdrawls along with depression of public view from divorce and a battaling relationship, could cause this to happen. Her music was well written, maybe this will be an eye opener to America’s addicts(junkies), to reach out and meet prevention and/or intervention. Call a rehab center to help you get off the drugs. Keep this tragic mess of great music fly down the tube with depression, narcotics and everything in between. Theres more to live for than this. American soldier!

    August 24, 2011 at 7:51 pm | Report abuse |
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