Amy Winehouse died at home in Camden on 23 July
An inquest into Amy Winehouse‘s death has recorded a verdict of misadventure after the singer was found dead with a fatal amount of booze in her bloodstream.
Amy, who died in bed at her Camden home in July aged 27, had more than 5 times the legal drink-drive limit of alcohol in her body.
‘She had consumed sufficient alcohol at 416mg per decilitre (of blood) and the unintended consequence of such potentially fatal levels was her sudden and unexpected death,’ coroner Suzanne Greenway told the court today.
At 200mg of alcohol per decilitre of blood someone would lose control of their reflexes and 350mg is considered a fatal level, explained the pathologist, who carried out the postmortem examination.
Amy had beaten a drug habit but was yet to kick her acohol dependency, and was taking medication before she died to cope with alcohol withdrawal and anxiety.
Her GP said she’d warned Amy of the dangers of heavy drinking.
‘The advice I had given to Amy over a long period of time was verbal and in written form about all the effects alcohol can have on the system, including respiratory depression and death, heart problems, fertility problems and liver problems,’ said Dr Cristina Romete.
‘She had her own way and was very determined to do everything her own way, including any form of therapy. She had very strict views.’