October 26th, 2011
12:21 PM ET

Inquest: Singer Amy Winehouse died of alcohol poisoning

Singer Amy Winehouse's death this summer was the result of alcohol poisoning, an inquest ruled Wednesday, as it reached a verdict of "death by misadventure."

A pathologist told a coroner's court in north London that alcohol toxicity was the cause of the 27-year-old's death, with her blood-alcohol levels measured at more than five times the legal limit for driving.

The Grammy award-winning artist, who had battled with alcohol and drug abuse over several years, was found dead at her north London home July 23.

Testimony at her inquest showed no traces of illegal drugs in Winehouse's system - but more details emerged about her losing battle with alcohol.

Winehouse's physician, Dr. Christina Romete, said she saw Winehouse at 7 p.m. the day before she died, when the singer was tipsy but still able to hold a conversation.

Asked when she was going to stop drinking, Winehouse replied that she would call Romete over the weekend to discuss it, the physician said.

Winehouse was determined to do things her own way, including therapy, Romete said, but was aware of the risks of alcohol abuse.

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  1. gung hoe

    @banasy and chris chris good 2 hear you pulled through with flying colers me im fine

    October 26, 2011 at 4:51 pm | Report abuse |
  2. s kel

    duhhhhh really???

    October 26, 2011 at 4:55 pm | Report abuse |
  3. gung hoe

    @banasy darn shoot up twice a day sometimes 3.Ya know mayby thats why got this black cloud thingy following me round

    October 26, 2011 at 5:01 pm | Report abuse |
  4. gung hoe

    @banasy darn shoot up twice a day sometimes 3.Ya know mayby thats why got this black cloud thingy following me round HAha bAck atcha

    October 26, 2011 at 5:03 pm | Report abuse |
  5. emenot

    At the risk of being insensitive, who cares about this stupid girl?

    October 26, 2011 at 5:03 pm | Report abuse |
  6. chrissy

    gung hoe its just chrissy not chris chris...that is if u were talking to me that is. maybe not since you never do anymore. ah well, such is life i guess.

    October 26, 2011 at 5:14 pm | Report abuse |
  7. gung hoe

    Hey skel been fishin thats my middle name

    October 26, 2011 at 5:14 pm | Report abuse |
  8. gung hoe

    @skel whats the good word bro

    October 26, 2011 at 5:16 pm | Report abuse |
  9. chrissy

    ttyl banasy and u 2 s kel

    October 26, 2011 at 5:19 pm | Report abuse |
  10. cosmicvox

    ... another one bites the dust ... :-\

    October 26, 2011 at 5:22 pm | Report abuse |
  11. chrissy

    hey gung hoe one more thing, please delete my number would u?

    October 26, 2011 at 5:27 pm | Report abuse |
  12. gung hoe

    @banasy hey you know where harmony went had my heart for a day or so

    October 26, 2011 at 5:30 pm | Report abuse |
  13. RUFFNUTT (kcmo resident and smoker of fine purple kush)

    i guess she had to much "mad dog 20/20"
    "

    October 26, 2011 at 5:35 pm | Report abuse |
  14. gung hoe

    Thats not it chrissey still friends On myend

    October 26, 2011 at 5:46 pm | Report abuse |
  15. chrissy

    well i sure woulda never guessed it, but i still want u to delete it. it was a mistake to give it out to begin with.

    October 26, 2011 at 5:51 pm | Report abuse |
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