No illegal drugs were found in Amy Winehouse’s system at the time of her death


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Well, sometimes conventional wisdom is wrong.

After Amy Winehouse’s untimely death last month, the smart money (if there are actually people out there ghoulish enough to bet on such a thing) was that drugs played a role despite vehement denials from her father, Mitch, who insisted that she had been clean, at least when it came to illegal substances, for awhile. However, he did admit that she was still struggling with alcohol abuse at the time of her death.

Well, it seems that it wasn’t merely paternal wishful thinking on his part. Today, “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.”

Aside from ruling out drugs, the report did not indicate what the cause of death might be.

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