Amy Winehouse’s death, while shocking, led to a lot of commentary about her notorious appetite for drugs and drink and some less than respectful comments about what may have killed her.
However, results from toxicology reports carried out on Winehouse after her initial autopsy indicate that the singer did not seem to have any street drugs in her system at the time of her death or immediately preceding it.
TMZ carried a statement from a rep for the Winehouse family, who commented on the results with this confirmation:
“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 statement continues, “Results indicate that alcohol was present but it cannot be determined as yet if it played a role in her death.”
“The family would like to thank the police and coroner for their continuing thorough investigations and for keeping them informed throughout the process. They await the outcome of the inquest in October.”
Further illumination into what caused Winehouse’s death is expected at a hearing scheduled for October 26th in London. In that jurisdiction, an inquest is carried out whenever a death occurs under uncertain circumstances, like Winehouse’s July passing. As for her legacy, it was reported that plans for the Amy Winehouse Foundation, a charitable organization her family hopes to create, are on hold as the name for the charity has already been registered. The singer’s final single, a duet with Tony Bennett titled “Body and Soul,” is to be released in September.