Toxicology reports show Amy Winehouse did not have any “illegal substances” in her system, according to a statement by the Back to Black singer’s family. The report does say that alcohol was present in the singer’s system, but stresses that “it cannot be determined as yet if it played a role in her death.” Back in 2008, her father Mitch Winehouse indicated that the singer was showing signs of emphysema – a rare disease in the twenty-something set, it more often affects smokers starting in their 40’s – and added that she had suffered from an irregular heartbeat. A full inquest into the singer’s death is still ongoing and will be concluded in October. The Winehouse family have issued following statement:
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. 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.
In related news, her idol Tony Bennett, with whom she recorder her last song, will be joined by Adele and Lady Gaga live on stage to perform a tribute to the late songstress at the upcoming VMAs.