Toxicology tests showed there were no illegal substances in British singer Amy Winehouse's system when she died last month aged 27, her spokesman said on Tuesday.However, family members say she was trying to quit alcohol as well, which raises the specter of alcohol withdrawal as a possible cause:
In a statement, he added that alcohol was present, but that it could not be determined what part, if any, it played in her death.
"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," the statement read.
"Results indicate that alcohol was present but it cannot be determined as yet if it played a role in her death."
"She was trying hard to deal with her drinking and had just completed three weeks of abstinence. She said, 'Dad I've had enough of drinking, I can't stand the look on your and the family's faces anymore.'"Quitting alcohol without medical supervision can be dangerous to a long-term alcoholic as it can lead to delirium tremens, a sometimes fatal reaction to alcohol withdrawal.
Even without the drug, maybe she should have gone to rehab...
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