Toxicology tests find no illegal drugs in Amy Winehouse death
ASSOCIATED PRESS August 23, 2011 9:44AM
Updated: August 23, 2011 4:20PM
Amy Winehouse’s family says toxicology tests show there were no illegal drugs in her system when she died.
They say the tests showed “alcohol was present,” but it hasn’t yet been determined if it played a role in the singer’s death last month.
The 27-year-old soul diva was found dead in her London home on July 23, and an initial post-mortem failed to determine the cause of death.
A statement released Tuesday by spokesman Chris Goodman on the family’s behalf said “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.”
It said the family awaited the outcome of an inquest that is due to begin in October.