‘Illegal Substances’ Did Not Play Role in Amy Winehouse’s Death

Amy Winehouse’s sudden passing in July left many music fans wondering if drug abuse led to her demise. According to the toxicology reports released yesterday, illegal drugs did not play a role in the “Rehab” singer’s death.

“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,” says the statement released by the spokesperson of the Winehouse family. “Results indicate that alcohol was present but it cannot be determined as yet if it played a role in her death.”

To conclude the statement, it read, “The family would like to thank the police and coroner for their continuing thorough investigations and for keeping them informed throughout the process. They await the outcome of the inquest in October.”

The 27-year-old musician was found deceased in her London home on July 23rd. Earlier this year, Winehouse cancelled her European tour after a performance that left fans questioning the mental and physical state of the late singer.