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Amy Winehouse toxicology results show 'no illegal substances'

August 23, 2011 | 11:37 am


Amy Winehouse had only alcohol and no illegal drugs in her system at the time of her death last month, her family said Tuesday.

"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," a representative for the family said in a statement. "Results indicate that alcohol was present, but it cannot be determined as yet if it played a role in her death."

An autopsy for the 27-year-old also failed to yield an immediate answer as to a cause of death, according to police officials in London.

The five-time Grammy winner was found dead in her London home on July 23.


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Photo: Amy Winehouse in 2007. Credit: Jennifer S. Altman / For The Times