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.
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.”