Amy Winehouse Cause of Death: “Unexplained”
Police issued a statement saying, “At this early stage it is being treated as unexplained and there have been no arrests in connection with the incident.”
Ever since officials pronounced Amy Winehouse dead, they have been “operating under the suspicion” it was a drug overdose that led to her demise.
However, there is no concrete proof of that … yet.
Scotland Yard said yesterday that, “Police were called by London Ambulance Service to a house in Camden Square NW1 shortly before 16.05 hours on Saturday 23 July, following reports of a woman found deceased.”
However, a TMZ report suggests that when paramedics arrived, there were still “signs of life,” although Amy died before she could be transported.
There is no information on who alerted the police.
The autopsy, originally scheduled for today, is now slated for Monday. It may show clearer signs of what killed Amy, but right now, we don’t know.
It’s also unclear if any particular event triggered Amy’s demise, though some UK newspapers have pointed to a breakup with boyfriend Reg Traviss.
In any case, Winehouse had made a surprise appearance at The Roundhouse, an intimate music venue in London three days before she died.
She appeared briefly to support her goddaughter Dionne Bromfield, a young, talented singer in her own right, at an iTunes festival concert.
However, fans at the time tweeted that she had refused to take the microphone and appeared fragile and disheveled, stumbling on stage.
Amy recently canceled her own tour after a Serbian concert debacle. Clearly, she wasn’t well for months – if not years – prior to her death.
May the songstress rest in peace and be remembered for her unique musical talents more than the addiction problems that plagued her
Even her biggest fans likely agree that if Amy Winehouse died from something other than a drug overdose, it would come as something of a surprise.
Tabloid reports that her last 36 hours were spent in a drug-induced blur are therefore easy to believe, but nothing has been established conclusively.
A source told Britain’s The People the late Rehab singer, who was found dead Saturday at 27, was seen buying the narcotics at a London bar Friday.
Fueled by whiskey, ecstasy, ketamine, cocaine and heroin, reports say, “Amy seemed determined to have a big one,” an insider told the tabloid.
“Getting out of it was clearly her main priority of the night,” the source adds. “None of us know who was with her into the early hours of Saturday.”
Should we believe this? Not so fast.
Amy’s doctor had just visited the singer Friday, a day before she died, and was reportedly “happy with her condition,” an insider told The UK Sun.
“When he left on Friday night he had no concerns. Less than 24 hours later she was found dead,” the insider told the paper. “Amy’s health has been very fragile and she has been having a series of checkups.”
Amy’s parents, Mitch and Janis, have shot down reports of their daughter’s drug-fueled demise, saying they don’t think drugs were responsible.
Some friends of the late singer are speculating Winehouse might have intentionally overdosed after a quarrel with her boyfriend Reg Traviss, after he’d found out about recent conversations she’d had with ex-husband Blake Fielder-Civil.
The Winehouse family flatly denied that took place.
Asked about reports that Amy had bought “cocaine, ketamine and ecstasy hours before she died,” her parents said that it was all “nonsense.”
Police confirm that no signs of drugs were spotted in her house, and her doctor reportedly did give the “all clear” the night before her death.
So what else would have done it? Instead, some believe Amy’s passing was brought on by a massive seizure, with alcohol as the catalyst.
“The hardcore drugs completely wrecked Amy’s nervous system … She gave up [hard drugs] a while ago but she was still drinking heavily.”
“That could bring on seizures.”
Amy had been suffering from seizures regularly and, despite being warned by doctors, kept drinking. Still, we repeat, none of this is proven.
We’ll find out more when toxicology reports come in. In the meantime, we hope that her parents, friends, and fans band together in support
A post mortem examination on British singer Amy Winehouse, who died at the weekend, failed to determine how she died and more toxicology tests are being carried out, with the results expected in two to four weeks, police said on Monday.
The autopsy was carried out after an inquest into the 27year-old’s death opened and adjourned.
The Back to Black singer, who has fought drug and alcohol addictions, was found dead at her north London home Saturday afternoon.
As sales of Winehouse’s music soared and speculation swirled about the release of a possible posthumous album, her father Mitch flew in from New York to visit a growing shrine outside the house.
Surrounded by television crews and well-wishers, he read the dozens of condolence messages and walked along banks of teddy bears, flowers – and the occasional bottle of vodka – left by fans of the troubled singer.
“Thank you for coming,” he told the fans. “It means so much to me and my family.”
A sombre mood hung over Camden Square, where Winehouse lived, as a constant stream of fans arrived to lay flowers and leave messages for the singer amongst flickering candles.
Some well-wishers were unable to hold back tears as they looked in near silence at fans’ tributes. Messages for the singer were left both by locals, including one saying she is “going to be thoroughly missed in Camden,” and by fans from as far afield as Colombia, Mexico, Italy and Spain.
Winehouse’s battle with alcohol and drugs was well-documented, most famously in one of her best-known songs Rehab, in which she sang, “They tried to make me go to rehab but I said no, no, no.”
She slid from being a chirpy teenage singer from a north London Jewish family to someone who could barely walk at her final concert performance in Serbia.
The beehive-haired soul singer won critical acclaim after the release of her debut album Frank in 2003 before becoming a worldwide phenomenon with the success of Back to Black.
Winehouse’s death has sparked a surge in demand for her music. British music retailer HMV predicted Monday that she would be number one next week as sales of Back to Black, which won five Grammys, continue to grow.
The company said many people had downloaded the album online but many would want to buy CDs to feel a “more tangible and closer connection with Amy.”
“It’s something that we tend to see when any great music legend or rock star passes,” said HMV spokesman Gennaro Castaldo.
The Daily Telegraph newspaper reported Monday that material recorded before Winehouse’s death could be released as a posthumous album, citing sources who said Winehouse had recorded “a lot of material” and that her parents would have the final say on whether a new album is to be released.
Winehouse’s spokesman told Reuters there was currently no confirmation of the release of a third album. “I know there’s material about, but no one’s talked about it,” he said.
Renowned singer Amy Winehouse cause of death is still not clear. Her autopsy results have failed to shed light
The whole world seems to be in mourning. Had she known that she is loved so deeply by so many people across the world who will be shedding tears when she leaves the world, she would have been at peace with her. But she was not and she died a restless soul.
We still do not know the exact cause of her death as the autopsy was inconclusive. There hasn’t been any evidence of any wrongdoing or any mark on her body and the autopsy report confirmed police assertion that there was no foul play involved.
In the meantime Scotland Yard have handed over the body of the singer to her parents who are planning private funeral for the departed soul.
To be true, her mother was her harshest critic and pulled her for her drug abuse and over drinking saying that she was on her way to graveyard and that her daughter might not survive even 2008 the way she was spending her life.