Amy Winehouse Died of Accidental Alcohol Poisoning, Second Examination Confirms

 Bryan Adams

LONDON – A fresh inquiry into the death of Amy Winehouse has agreed with the original verdict that the singer died of accidental alcohol poisoning.

The second coroner's report into Winehouse's untimely death – the Back To Black artist was just 27 when she died in July 2011 – agreed with the first, signing it off as "death by misadventure".

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The ruling was called for after the original coroner Suzanne Greenaway, who had said in October 2011 that the songstress had died as a result of alcohol toxicity, was found to be not legally creditialed.

Coroner Shirley Radcliffe ruled Tuesday that the soul singer "died as a result of alcohol toxicity" and recorded a verdict of death by misadventure.

She said there were no suspicious circumstances.

Radcliffe said a post-mortem examination had found that Winehouse had a blood alcohol level five times the legal driving limit, and above a level that can prove fatal, according to a Sky News report.

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Winehouse's family did not attend the fresh 45-minute inquest.

Greenaway resigned in November 2011.

The Winehouse family has called the upcoming hearing on Jan. 8 "a matter of procedure" and had not expected the original verdict to change.

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