The cause of singer Amy Winehouse’s death was not drugs toxicology results have confirmed today, according to a statement released by her family Tuesday.
Following Winehouse’s death on July 23 at her house in north London, many were speculating that a lethal combination of alcohol and drugs had caused the singer’s untimely death. However, her family has revealed through its spokesman Chris Goodman that "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."
The tests also showed "alcohol was present," but it has not been confirmed whether that had anything to do with her death, the family added in the statement.
"Results indicate that alcohol was present but it cannot be determined as yet if it played a role in her death,” the statement said.
The inquest into Winehouse’s death is not expected to be concluded until October.
Amy’s father, Mitch Winehouse, has been adamant since her funeral that his daughter had managed to quit her drink and drugs habits.
“Three years ago, Amy conquered her drug dependency, the doctors said it was impossible but she really did it,” he said.
The father claimed that Amy had not had a drink for three weeks at the time of her death, and that she was trying hard to overcome her addictions.
“She said, ‘Dad, I've had enough of drinking. I can't stand the look on your and the family's faces any more",” he said.
It has also been reported that Mitch and his family believe that her decision to cut off alcohol completely was a lethal "shock" for her tiny body.
"Abstinence gave her body such a fright they thought it was eventually the cause of her death," a source close to the family told The Sun.
During Winehouse’s funeral Mitch expressed his desire to help people struggling with addiction.
He has now confirmed his plans to set up a charity foundation in the singer’s name, but those plans are currently on hold following the discovery that someone else had already registered the “Amy Winehouse Foundation” as its name on August 2.