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Amy Winehouse Inquest Confirms She Drank Herself to Death

The cover art of "Lioness: Hidden Treasures" by the late Amy Winehouse. The album of unreleased tracks, alternate versions and new compositions was compiled by Salaam Remi and Mark Ronson, with proceeds going to charity. Source: Universal Records via Bloomberg

A second inquest into the 2011 death of Amy Winehouse has confirmed that her death was caused by alcohol.

The singer and songwriter had drunk more than five times the legal drunk-driving limit, the London inquiry heard today.

St. Pancras Coroner Shirley Radcliffe confirmed an earlier verdict of misadventure, or accidental death. The first inquest was ruled invalid because the previous coroner did not have the correct qualifications.

Winehouse’s parents Mitch and Janis, who run the Amy Winehouse Foundation, were not present for the new hearing. The charity aims to help young people facing ill health, disability, financial problems or addiction.

The singer was found in July 2011 with 416 milligrams of alcohol per deciliter of blood, a potentially fatal level and enough to stop her breathing and send her into a coma. The U.K. driving limit was 80 milligrams.

The singer shot to fame with “Rehab” and won five Grammy Awards.

U.K. coroners have a range of possible verdicts, including natural causes, suicide, misadventure or unlawful killing.

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