Amy Winehouse Cause of Death: Heroin Overdose to Blame Says Report

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By Nia Cheney, Christian Post Contributor
July 25, 2011|2:54 pm

A lethal combination of alcohol and drugs is believed to have caused the death of singer Amy Winehouse, according to a report by British tabloid the Daily Mirror.

Winehouse, 27, was found dead in her London apartment Saturday.

Reports have suggested the singer died after taking a lethal cocktail of alcohol and drugs, including a “bad” ecstasy pill. The singer reportedly went on a 36-hour bender of whisky, cocaine, ecstasy and heroin after an argument with boyfriend Reg Traviss.

The couple fought after Travviss caught Winehouse making a phone call to her ex-husband Blake Filder, who is currently in jail.

A source told Britain’s Daily Mirror: "Reg found out Amy and Blake had been chatting and got upset. The pair had a fight and Reg walked out. She had been drinking more and more whiskey – before her disastrous Serbian gig she had shared nine bottles of Jack Daniels – and then basically decided to play Russian roulette with her life."

"She was upstairs injecting heroin on a self-destruct mission," the unnamed source continued.

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"The fear is she deliberately took more than usual because she was past the point of caring whether she lived or died. Amy never wanted to die in obscurity, to die having never made a record as good as Back To Black. It was almost as if she wanted to die young, to leave a legacy, and to be remembered for her music and her voice. Sadly, she was all too aware of the 27 Club and was never scared to join it."

Police have spoken to a number of people who were in contact with the star the night before her death, including her bodyguard, doctor, and a third unnamed friend.

An autopsy is scheduled to take place today to verify the time and cause of Winehouse's sudden death. The "Rehab" singer publicly struggled with drug and alcohol abuse during her career and allegedly forecast her death to friends.

 

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