Amy Winehouse Died of Alcohol Withdrawal, Says Her Family
The results of the toxicology report on Amy Winehouse won’t be available for weeks, but her family has a theory about the 27 year-old singer’s cause of death. According to People, Amy ignored her doctor’s advice to quit drinking gradually and instead completely went off booze cold turkey. Her family thinks this may have been too much of a shock to her system.
“Abstinence gave her body such a fright, they thought it was eventually the cause of her death,” the insider explained. Amy’s father, Mitch, said in her eulogy that he thought it was the opposite of a bender that did Amy in. “He said doctors had told Amy to gradually reduce her intake of alcohol and to avoid bingeing at all costs. Amy told him she couldn’t do that. It was all or nothing and she gave up completely. Mitch said the shock of giving up, after everything she had been through over a bad few years, was just too much for her to take.”
The most tragic part of the story is that Amy, who may have a dozen unreleased songs we’ve yet to hear, was finally back on track. According to the Guardian, Mitch also told mourners at Amy’s funeral that Amy had been off drugs for three years, was working hard to fight her alcoholism, had found love again and “was the happiest she has been for years.”
As soon as those toxicology reports are available we’ll let you know.