Amy Winehouse may have been drunk when she died suddenly in July, but she was not using drugs at the time, according to the results of a toxicology examination of her body.
Results indicate that alcohol was present but it cannot be determined as yet if it played a role in her death,” the family of the fallen singer said in a statement.
“The family would like to thank the police and coroner for their continuing thorough investigations and for keeping them informed throughout the process.”
Apparently a coroner’s inquest is underway and the results of that will be made available in October, according to the statement.
Shortly after her death, rumors flew and were widely reported that Winehouse had scored crack cocaine and heroin the night before she died.
London drug dealer, Tony Azzopardi claimed he helped the late singer buy the narcotics in the early hours of July 23, the same day she was found dead in her London home, according to London’s Daily Mail.
Azzopardi, 56, had previously supplied drugs to Winehouse and ex-husband Blake Fielder-Civil. He claimed he wanted her family to “know the truth about what happened.”
But now it appears his remarks were a cynical play for publicity.
The “Back to Black” singer’s drug and alcohol use were notorious. She was once videotaped in a London club snorting lines of cocaine.
But father Mitch Winehouse said after her death that Amy was trying hard to kick drugs and alcohol. In fact, the family speculated that alcohol withdrawal symptoms may have triggered her death.