The final word on Amy Winehouse's death has finally been revealed, and the troubled singer did not, in fact, have any drugs in her system when she died—turns out she had consumed massive amounts of alcohol instead.
Coroners found that Winehouse had almost five times the legal limit of alcohol in her system when she died. Her death was described as a "misadventure" by the coroner, who noted that Winehouse "pounded an extraordinary amount of liquor" before she died. For those who like numbers, Winehouse had 416mg of alcohol per 100ml of blood—at 200mg, most people lose control of their reflexes, and 350mg is considered lethal. Extraordinary, indeed.
Authorities found three bottles of vodka in Winehouse's home at the time of her death, though no illegal drug paraphernalia. One source told the coroner that Amy had hit the bottle after being dry for three weeks beforehand. Her family released a statement saying "It is some relief to finally find out what happened to Amy. We understand there was alcohol in her system when she passed away, it is likely a build up of alcohol in her system over a number of days."
In other Winehouse-related news, there has been no update yet on the plans to posthumously release the singer's unfinished works, but Kelly Osborne is livid over a fake Winehouse Twitter account that's messaging her from beyond.