Amy Jade Winehouse who had fought drug and alcohol issues for years was found dead in her London home on 23 July 2011.
Amy Winehouse was just 27 years old at the time of her death
On 26 July 2011 Amy Winehouse’s jewish funeral at Edgwarebury Cemetery in north London was attended by family and friends including Kelly Osborne and Mark Ronson.
Amy Winehouse Death Report
Although the initial autopsy proved inconclusive. British coroner Suzanne Greenway announced the 27-year-old suffered a “death by misadventure” on July 23, and that her passing was an “unintended consequence” of accidental alcohol poisoning. “The unintended consequence of such potentially fatal levels (of alcohol) was her sudden and unexpected death.”
At the time of her death Amy Winehouse’s blood-alcohol limit was more than five times the drunk-driving limit. The legal limit in Britain is 80 mg. At the St. Pancras Coroners Court Suzanne Greenway told the inquest that Amy Winehouse had 416 mg of alcohol per 100 ml of blood, which is more than five times the British drunk driving limit.
Coroner Suzanne Greenaway gave a verdict of “death by misadventure.”
Amy Winehouse isn’t the only celebrity to die from alcohol poisoning.
AC/DC lead singer and Scottish-born Australian rock musician Bon Scott died from acute alcohol poisoning at the age of 33. Country singer Keith Whitley, also died from acute ethanolism or (alcohol poisoning) at the age of 34.
In August 2011 her Back To Black album became the UK’s best selling album of the 21st century.
Amy Winehouse’s final recording, a duet entitled “Body and Soul” with Tony Bennett, was released on 14 September 2011 to commemorate what would have been Amy’s 28th birthday.
Proceeds from the duet “Body and Soul” with Tony Bennett will go to the Amy Winehouse Foundation to support charitable activities in both the UK and abroad.
The Amy Winehouse Foundation was setup by Amy Winehouse’s dad Mitch, to honour his daughter and will provide help, support or care for young people, especially those who are in need by reason of ill health, disability, ﬁnancial disadvantage or addiction.”