Amy Winehouse's Autopsy Results: Did She Really Die of a Drug Overdose?


Amy WinehouseAmy Winehouse's autopsy results came back today as "inconclusive," which basically just means the forensic pathologist was not able to come up with enough physical evidence to determine a clear cause of death. So does this mean Winehouse, well known for her drug and alcohol use, didn't overdose on drugs, as we all suspect. Nope, it doesn't mean that at all.

Singer Michael Jackson, actors Heath Ledger and Brittany Murphy, and model Anna Nicole Smith all initially had inconclusive autopsies as well; however, as we all know now, drug intoxication played a part in all of their unfortunate and too-soon deaths.

Autopsies simply rule out an array of natural death causes like pneumonia or heart failure, as well as many overt forms of foul play (although Amy's death was ruled non-suspicious by police investigators at the scene). We've been through enough of these well-publicized Hollywood deaths to know by now that an inconclusive autopsy report isn't really that uncommon, especially when the cause of death is likely a lethal combination of alcohol, illegal drugs, and/or prescription drugs.

In other words, stay tuned. It will take two to four weeks for toxicology tests to come back in order to find out what we think we already know. These tests can also reveal whether Amy's death was an intentional or unintentional overdose, for whatever that information is worth.

More than anything, since her fans and the public know Winehouse's troubled history and have already heard that she was out scoring drugs the night of her death, this information is mostly for Winehouse's family and friends. It can help bring them closure after all her struggles and help relieve their grieving hearts of any glimmer of "what if."

Do you think Amy Winehouse's toxicology will come back to reveal a drug overdose?


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3rdCo... 3rdCoastTXtoast

"A penny for my thoughts, oh no, I'll see them for a dollar, they're worth so much more after I'm a goner, and maybe then you’ll hear the words I been singin', funny when you're dead how people start listenin'." - The Band Perry, If I Die Young

Krswi... Krswilliams

What's really sad are those loved ones left behind. Her parents are soooo heartbroken. My heart goes out to them. They said they knew it was only a matter of time. I personally know how that feels. It's really, really awful. No matter what your prayers or efforts, nothing seems to make any difference. Nothing seems to change. And like sand slipping between your fingers they continue to sink away, until one day .. they're gone. I don't wish that life upon anyone.

hutch... hutchfam2007

yeah. duh. Lets be honest. did anyone really have any doubts???

Tal0n Tal0n

I only recently started enjoying Amy Winehouse's music, though I knew of her issues like any other gossip loving American.  I am saddened for her family, her parents, and yes, her fans.  I'm sad for those people who are mouthing off everywhere about how she had it coming, and generally being tasteless and jerk-like.  Of course she died of a drug overdose.  Autopsies are multi-stage and the older one is, and the more factors to figure in, the more complicated they are, even when you're sure they overdosed.

*sigh* I hate that the 27 club has a new member, even if I still don't know all her music that well.

hutch... hutchfam2007

I hate that anyone is grouping her with the 27 club. Just because she died at 27 does not put her in the likes of Jimi Hendrix, Kurt Cobain, or even Janice Joplin!~~ she had ONE song that I have heard of, ONE. She gained her fame by being a drug-addicted trashy tabloid favorite. . Jimi Hendrix died in 1970 and ppl still know who he is. In 40 years nobody will know who the hell she was! NOT part of the 27 club!!!!!!!!! gosh!

nonmember avatar Julia Watson

Lie in peace Amy Winehouse! I love you

nonmember avatar Tisha

Thank you for sharing your info. I truly appreciate your efforts and I will be waiting for your further post thank you once

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