Autopsy On Amy Winehouse Performed, Cause Of Death Undecided
Today the BBC reports that an autopsy was performed on Amy Winehouse, who was found dead in her London apartment on Saturday at age 27. The results (or lack of them) might prove to be frustrating for fans of the singer — no cause of death was given. The Beeb says that an inquest was opened and adjourned until 26 October. Results of further toxicology tests could take four weeks.
Amy, of course, struggled with addiction throughout her too-short career — both on her own and during her stormy two-year marriage to Blake Fielder-Civil.
“She made her own choices. But it isn’t helping when every time you do something wrong, it’s on YouTube and major TV outlets across the world,” Eric Segalstad, co-author of The 27s: The Greatest Myth Of Rock & Roll, told us over the weekend.
Entertainment Weekly adds that Winehouse’s body was turned over to her parents, and a private family memorial is being planned for as soon as possible, “perhaps as early as tomorrow.”
Meanwhile, in a surprise surely to no one, Amy’s most recent album, 2007’s Back To Black, has shot to #1 on both the iTunes album chart and Amazon’s bestseller list.