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death by misadventure

Amy Winehouse Died From an Alcohol Overdose

At the inquest into Amy Winehouse's death, a coroner ruled that she died from "Death by Misadventure," saying Winehouse "had consumed sufficient alcohol ... and the unintended consequence of such potentially fatal levels was her sudden and unexpected death." Winehouse had 416mg of alcohol per 100ml of blood in her system: 350 mg is when alcohol can kill you and 80mg is the legal limit for driving in the U.K., meaning Winehouse was five times over that. There were also three empty bottles of vodka found in her room. At the hearing, it was confirmed that Winehouse had been off drugs for three years and sober for two weeks, but began drinking again the Wednesday before her death. Her doctor, who testified and saw her the night before she died, said she was "very determined but said she wanted to quit her own way and had objected to psychological therapy." [Metro UK]