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Booze killed Amy

It wasn’t drugs that killed Amy Winehouse. It was tons and tons of booze.

It wasn’t drugs that killed Amy Winehouse. It was tons and tons of booze.

It was announced Wednesday by a legal inquest looking into the death of the singer that she had more than five times the legal driving limit of alcohol in her blood when she died on July 23 at age 27, Reuters reports.

Her death was deemed “death by misadventure” by British coroner Suzanne Greenaway, who explains that the singer died because of excessive drinking, according to the Evening Standard.

“She had consumed sufficient alcohol,” Greenaway says, “and the unintended consequence of such potentially fatal levels was her sudden and unexpected death.”

Even more tragic?

The London hearing states the singer had not drank alcohol that month until the day before it killed her. She had no illegal substances in her system when she died.

Not to make light of Winehouse’s tragic demise but you have to shake your head at the Brit-speak. “Death by misadventure” makes it sound like she was swinging on a vine and then fell into a crocodile pit, right?

 
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