Everyone just assumed that drugs were to blame when soul singer Amy Winehouse died on July 23rd. An autopsy did not reveal a clear cause of death, so authorities were waiting on toxicology reports, which they hoped would shed some light on her tragic passing.
But according to Amy’s family, the reports are back, and the mystery hasn’t been solved: there were no drugs in the singer’s system when she died.
A spokesman for the Winehouse family released this statement:
“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.
“Results indicate that alcohol was present but it cannot be determined as yet if it played a role in her death.
“The family would like to thank the police and coroner for their continuing thorough investigations and for keeping them informed throughout the process. They await the outcome of the inquest in October.”
UPDATE: TMZ points out an interesting fact: Amy’s family only mentions illegal substances, not prescription drugs.