Second inquest confirms Amy Winehouse died of alcohol poisoning

Amy Winehouse performing at the Glastonbury music festival in June 2007
Amy Winehouse performing at the Glastonbury music festival in June 2007 Photo: Reuters / Dylan Martinez

A second inquest into the death of Amy Winehouse has confirmed the singer died of alcohol poisoning, after a drinking binge.

The soul singer was found dead in her home in Camden, north London, on July 23, 2011. She was 27 when she died.

Coroner Dr Shirley Radcliff said the star died from "alcohol toxicity...a level commonly associated with fatality."

The same verdict of 'misadventure' was recorded at a re-hearing of the original inquest. The second inquest was ordered as the first was heard by a coroner who did not have the correct qualifications.

The inquest at St Pancras Coroner's Court in London heard the same evidence about the singer's death as the inquest in October 2011.

Winehouse was more than five time over the legal drink-driving limit when she died, having 416mg of alcohol per decilitre of blood in her system; the legal driving limit is 80mg.

A written statement from Winehouse's GP said the singer had been "unwilling to follow the advice of doctors."

She was genuinely unwilling to follow the advice of doctors, being someone who wanted to do things her own way.

Her parents, Mitch and Janis, were not present and a spokesman for the family said previously that the Winehouses were "happy with the way the original inquest was conducted and did not request it to be reheard".