A second inquest into the death of singer Amy Winehouse has confirmed she died from alcohol poisoning after a drinking binge.Read the full story ›
She was genuinely unwilling to follow the advice of doctors, being someone who wanted to do things her own way... She specifically said she did not want to die... I visited Amy at home on 16 May and for the first time she admitted she made herself sick following food binges.
A second inquest into the death of Amy Winehouse has confirmed the singer drank herself to death.
Another inquest had to be carried out after it was discovered the original coroner wasn't properly qualified after being given the job by her husband. He was a senior coroner in North London.
The subsequent inquest was expected to reach the same conclusion about the cause of death.
The hearing was told today that the star was more than five times the legal drink-drive limit when she died, having 416mg of alcohol per decilitre of blood in her system - the legal driving limit is 80mg.
St Pancras Coroner Dr Shirley Radcliffe said the star died from "alcohol toxicity... a level of alcohol commonly associated with fatality". She said Winehouse "voluntarily consumed alcohol" and added that "two empty vodka bottles were on the floor" beside her bed when her body was discovered.
The inquest into the death of singer Amy Winehouse is due to be reheard today.
The Back To Black star was found dead at her north London home in July 2011, aged 27.
The move comes after an investigation found Suzanne Greenaway, who oversaw the inquest into Winehouse's death, did not have the correct qualifications for the role.
The new hearing is due to take place today at St Pancras Coroner's Court in London.
Ms Greenaway recorded a verdict of misadventure at the original hearing in October 2011.
A host of music stars paid tribute to Amy Winehouse tonight as they gathered in her memory to raise money for disadvantaged young people.
Family and friends of the late singer, including producer Mark Ronson and singer Tyler James, attended the Amy Winehouse Foundation Ball in central London.
The event at The Dorchester hotel was staged to raise money for the foundation's work, which helps young people struggling with issues such as homelessness and drug and alcohol misuse.
Speaking at the event, Amy's father Mitch Winehouse said early intervention was key to preventing young people falling into alcohol and drug problems which blighted his daughter's later life.
"We need to do as much as we can to raise as much money as we can for disadvantaged young people," he said.
Amy Winehouse's wedding dress, which was to be auctioned for charity, has been stolen from her home.Read the full story ›
Amy Winehouse's ex-husband Blake Fielder-Civil is fighting for his life after collapsing following an apparent drink and drug binge, his girlfriend has revealed.
The recovering drug addict had gone out drinking with a friend the previous day and Ms Aspin, who is mother to his 15-month-old son, said she believed he might have taken an illicit substance.
Fielder-Civil was put into an induced coma and is on a life support machine in hospital in Dewsbury, West Yorkshire.
Ms Aspin, 34, who met Winehouse's former lover in rehab three years ago, said: "I'm praying he'll survive, but I'm having to prepare myself that he may never wake up."
Amy Winehouse's boyfriend Reg Traviss has been charged with two counts of rape, sources said today. He will appear at Westminster Magistrates' Court on July 17.
Amy Winehouse's father has said he decided to put his late daughter's home up for sale "with regret".Read the full story ›
Amy Winehouse's London home where the singer was found dead has been put on the market by her family for £2.7 million.
A family spokesman said: ‘’The Winehouses have decided to put the house on the market, with great regret. Any loved that house but none of the family felt it appropriate that they should live in it.
"It was not practical to keep it empty while paying for its upkeep. It is a wonderful place and will be a happy family home for someone.’’