Alcohol and 'death by misadventure' killed Amy Winehouse 

click to enlarge Amy Winehouse had lethal amounts of alcohol in her blood the night of her death, a British coroner ruled Wednesday. (Getty Images file photo) - AMY WINEHOUSE HAD LETHAL AMOUNTS OF ALCOHOL IN HER BLOOD THE NIGHT OF HER DEATH, A BRITISH CORONER RULED WEDNESDAY. (GETTY IMAGES FILE PHOTO)
  • Amy Winehouse had lethal amounts of alcohol in her blood the night of her death, a British coroner ruled Wednesday. (Getty Images file photo)
  • Amy Winehouse had lethal amounts of alcohol in her blood the night of her death, a British coroner ruled Wednesday. (Getty Images file photo)

Not that her multitudes of fans and followers, or anyone, for that matter, is surprised, official reports are in: Amy Winehouse drank herself to death.

The Grammy-winning soul diva and poster girl for hard living died with empty vodka bottles in her room and lethal amounts of alcohol in her blood — more than five times the British drunken-driving limit, a British coroner ruled Wednesday.

According to The Associated Press, coroner Suzanne Greenaway gave a verdict of “death by misadventure,” saying the singer died of accidental alcohol poisoning when she resumed drinking after weeks of abstinence.

The 27-year-old, who for years fought a public battle with drug and alcohol problems, was found dead July 23 at her London home.

Her parents attended Wednesday’s hearing but did not speak to reporters. In a statement, spokesman Chris Goodman said it was a relief to the family “to finally find out what happened to Amy.”

“The court heard that Amy was battling hard to conquer her problems with alcohol and it is a source of great pain to us that she could not win in time,” he said.

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