Though many have speculated that Amy Winehouse’s death was due to the singer taking drugs and alcohol in her final days, sources close to the Winehouse family suggest that she died from alcohol withdrawal. “Abstinence gave her body such a fright, they thought it was eventually the cause of her death.” More details below.
Publications, such as The Daily Mail, report that Amy was suffering a recent heartbreak and bought a large amount of drugs (including cocaine, ecstasy and ketamine) the night before she died, and was seen drinking heavily. However, according to a source who was present at Amy’s funeral, her father Mitch Winehouse was reported as saying that Amy had quit drinking cold turkey for a matter of weeks.
“He said doctors had told Amy to gradually reduce her intake of alcohol and to avoid bingeing at all costs,” says the source. “Amy told him she couldn’t do that. It was all or nothing and she gave up completely.”
They continue: “Mitch said the shock of giving up, after everything she had been through over a bad few years, was just too much for her to take.”
The exact cause of Amy’s death is still under investigation.