Amy Winehouse Autopsy Fails To Establish Death Cause

LONDON (CBS/AP) — A post-mortem examination was completed Monday to determine the cause of Amy Winehouse’s death.

A coroner’s official only confirmed that there were no suspicious circumstances in the death of the Grammy-winning singer.

Police said an inquest into the death will be opened and adjourned. Results will likely be announced Tuesday, the same day the singer’s private funeral will take place.

Pictures: Amy Winehouse, 1983-2011

The 27-year-old singer died Saturday after publicly struggling with drug and alcohol abuse for years. Her body was discovered at home by a member of her security team, who called an ambulance. It arrived too late to save her.

Police have said the cause of her death is being treated as “unexplained,” and have said speculation that she might have suffered an overdose was inappropriate.

British tabloid The Sun reports that Winehouse may have been dead for up to six hours before she was discovered lying in her bed, around 4 p.m. London time. The Grammy winner last spoke to her security team around 10 a.m. on Saturday.

Police sources said there was no sign of drugs in the house, according to the paper.

Sources also told The Sun that Winehouse had seen a doctor on Friday night as part of a series of regular check-ups, and the doctor saw nothing amiss.

Fans have gathered outside the singer’s London home to pay tribute and leave flowers and memorabilia dedicated to her.

On Monday, Winehouse’s parents stopped by the vigil site to thank the mourners for their support.

The singer’s mother, Janis, was in tears as she examined the flowers, candles, vodka bottles, flags, drawings and handwritten cards left by neighbors, fans and well-wishers.

Mitch Winehouse thanked people for coming to lay bouquets, candles and handwritten notes, which lay in growing mounds across the road from where his daughter died.

“I can’t tell you what this means to us – it really is making this a lot easier for us,” he said. “We’re devastated and I’m speechless but thanks for coming.”

  • Roger Stillman Jones

    Such a tragic loss. Her death could have been easily prevented by those close to her. Shame on them!

    • rick

      Roger though i dont even know this girls life because i frankly dont know her music she was 27 well into adulthood what ever risky lifestyle she was living it was not up to those around her to save her if she wanted to live a risky life i highly doubt she would have allowed anyone around her to change her ways

  • Roger Stillman Jones

    Such a tragic loss, her death could have been prevented by those close to her!

  • club twenty seven

    Another one bites the dust for the Club27.

  • Duh!

    I will channel the spirit of the Great Karnac and predict what the autopsy report will say.

    Death was the result of a drug overdose complicated by extremely high use of alcohol at the same time.

    Why is this so shocking or surprising to anyone?

  • Bluesguitar777

    The ‘Crossroads Deal’ claims another celebrity. Just another notch in the Devil’s belt… Is it really worth it, people??

  • Sad News

    She also has a hx of eating disorder. Her body could just have given out by past damage.

    RIP . . . .it is a big loss.

  • uh oh

    Really? Sounds like they want to keep this hush hush. It’s ok. The world will assume she died from an overdose.

  • K

    Vodka bottles???

    • rich

      ya no kidding K if someone left that at my daughters memorial i would be slightly anoyed to say the least

  • Deepest Sympathy 2 family

    Roger-the cause of death has not been determined yet. It may take weeks. But family & friends can’t cure drug addiction. The addict has to want to be cured. You cant make a smoker stop smoking, you can’t make a drinker stop drinking & a drug addict stop using. You can drive them to rehab, but if they don’t really want to be cured, it wont work. Rest in peace Amy.

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