Amy Winehouse Toxicology Report Shocker: “No Illegal Drugs In Her System” (Allegedly)


When Amy Winehouse passed away last month at the age of just 27, virtually everyone assumed that a drug overdose was the cause of her sudden death. Rumors of a relapse, fueled by first-hand statements and a disastrous performance in Belgrade, raced through the British tabloids and made headlines around the world. However, through a spokesperson, Winehouse’s family just released a statement that claims that toxicology reports show that no illegal drugs were found in her body at the time of her death.

The statement, per the Daily Mail, reads as follows:

“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.

Results indicate that alcohol was present but it cannot be determined as yet if it played a role in her death.

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.”

This seems to raise just as many questions as it answers: If there were indeed no illegal drugs present in her system, exactly what was it that caused her death at the tender age of 27? Was her death a result of alcohol poisoning and, perhaps, prescription drugs? Had years of heavy drug abuse just taken their toll on her system? Or was it some weird quirk of fate that caused her to tragically become the latest member of the infamous 27 Club?

It is important to note that the toxicology reports have yet to be officially issued by London law enforcement, and that the statement above came solely from her family. Regardless of the veracity of these reports, we will continue to keep you abreast on developments in this sad story as they come to light.

UPDATE (11:15 a.m.): TMZ reached out to Scotland Yard in an attempt to gain more insight on this matter. A rep told them that “the law enforcement agency has not yet received a copy of the toxicology results from the coroner.” Hmmm, this story is getting fishier by the minute.

APNewsBreak: No illegal drugs in Winehouse death [AP]

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  1. Dave says:

    Amy has the same streak in her hair and pearls Tina wore, She loved a gin enema

  2. Music Blog says:

    It’s a sad situation regardless of what they find. She had a lot of talent.

  3. PaigeM says:

    So sad her life was just starting.

  4. Marcie says:

    I’m relieved there was no illegal substances found in Amy Winehouse’s system. It *is* possible if she was detoxing without medical assistance/observation, that could have also caused her untimely death.

  5. This does not suprise me , even if there were no drugs found in her system at the time of her death , & even tho there was alcohal in her system at the time of her death does not mean that the alcohal couldn’t have played a role in her death , I do think that her drug abuse did play a role in her passing away at such a young age , even tho the toxicology report states that there was nothing in her system , I do think that her drug abuse did finally take its toll on her body , on top of the fact that she suffered from enphazema due to her smoking could have also been a factor , how ever I do think that it was both the drug abuse that took its toll on her body but that at the same time , I do believe that the curse of the age , was also a factor … Perhaps if she had just stuck with the rehab , stopped smoking , stopped the drinking all together, perhaps she would have skipped the curse of 27 , but we’ll never know !!!

  6. Wether or not she had drugs in her system at the time of her death was irrelevant. She, unfortunately was a walking time bomb. A little or even large body can only take so much abuse and toxins before it shuts down. Sorry the rehabs she went to didn’t work for her. What a shame. A great talent and young life wasted. RIP. Yes, yes, she should have gone back to Rehab!

  7. Kimmy says:

    I ‘m not shocked. Although there were no signs of drugs in her system, she has abused her body using illegal drugs. What happened to Amy Winehouse can happen to anyone. The result was a shutdown !

    Very sad

  8. When you look like the walking dead it probably doesn’t take much to kill over of cardiac arrest. Its very sad, but also they forget that alcohol isn’t an illegal drug.

  9. Willie J says:

    Wow im shocked they didnt find drugs in her system. But she did abused drugs to the point where her small frame couldnt take anymore. It sounds fishy but maybe it was fate that she ended up in the 27 club. So sad the world lost a great singer at a young age.

  10. Jean says:

    long story short….why take the risk….dont do drugs or alcohol!

  11. To Say Drugs did not contribute to her death is far from the obvious truth. Sure she may have been clean for months , but the damage the illegal substances do to the heart , brain and nervous system will always be there. Tox reports only shows what is in her blood , i bet if they released the condition of her heart you would sing a different tone.

    I am not bashing the girls talent as she was famous and produced a fan base. I am merely suggesting the truth to her death was contributed by drugs but not directly.

  12. Razz says:

    No “illegal substances” means absolutely nothing.
    Much like Michael Jackson, a celebrity (or non celeb), has access to prescription medications…doctors who will write a prescription for just about anything they ask for.
    This incredibly talented singer may not have had an illegal drug in her blood test…ie Heroin, Coke, Meth, etc., but I would wager this fading star was “faded” with multiple prescription drugs, written by several doctors.
    Just as deadly if abused and mixed with booze.

    Ok, now let’s let the poor thing rest in peace.

  13. sharon says:

    They may not have been illegal drugs, but legal prescription drugs can do you in as well.

  14. milehiguy says:

    Why do the writers of articals like this need to make them a puff item in there language
    doubting what is told. Hold it as truth until your KNOW differently. We will find COD, just hold on and waite like we all have to do!