The world will have to wait just a little longer to learn what killed “Back to Black” hitmaker Amy Winehouse. A post-mortem exam performed on the five-time Grammy Award winner failed to establish a formal cause of death, London officials said Monday, prompting authorities to await the results of further toxicology tests.
Winehouse was just 27 when she was found dead in her London home on Saturday afternoon. The troubled star had struggled with addiction to heroin, cocaine, and alcohol for years and completed her final failed attempt at cleaning up her act with a trip to rehab in May. Winehouse was so intoxicated during a disastrous June performance in Belgrade, her European summer tour had to cancelled. Initial reports suggested that Winehouse bought a menu of drugs, including ecstasy on Friday night, but Scotland Yard sources say no drugs were found in her home.
“There was no wild party. It was just Amy and her security guard,” her longtime spokesman added. “She went to bed and when he checked her in the morning she looked like she was asleep. It was only when he checked later that he realized something was wrong and called the emergency services.”
Conclusive toxicology results are not expected for 2-4 weeks.