Amy Winehouse Drank Herself To Death? That Can’t Be Right

October 26th, 2011 // 50 Comments

For those of you just joining the “boring Internet” after wrapping up your daily porn calisthenics – Pretend I’m the only who does that at work and I’ll shoot you in the thorax. – Amy Winehouse‘s cause of death has been officially determined as over-consumption of alcohol. Five times the legal limit to be exact, so there goes the whole “alcohol withdrawal” theory her family was batting around after a coin toss between that and Lou Gehrig’s disease. Via HuffPo Celebrity:

Pathologist Suhail Baithun told the inquest into the singer’s death that Winehouse had consumed a “very large quantity of alcohol” – the level in her blood put her more than five times over the legal drunk-driving limit.
Police Detective Inspector Les Newman, who was called after a security guard found Winehouse, said empty vodka bottles were scattered around her bedroom.
Winehouse’s doctor, Dr. Christina Romete, said the singer had resumed drinking in the days before her death after a period of abstinence.

So of all the horrible shit Amy Winehouse shoved into her body, vodka is what killed her? Plain, boring vodka. Excuse me for a minute. *picks up phone* Hello, Stoli headquarters? How quickly can I get you inside Lindsay Lohan‘s liver? — That’s right, the whole building.

Photos: Getty


  1. Jillia

    Get the fuck out of here! No way!!

    • Randal

      What a star we lost that day.

      It will be a long time before the music industry is able to replace the status that Amy Winehouse brought to her genre, touching millions with her voice with that unforgettable vibration of sound.

      May you find rest where you are, Amy.


  2. Damn alcohol withdrawl. One more drink and she would still be here with us.

  3. Frank Burns

    At least she was fighting the addiction and had a period of abstinence. More than you can say for some celebs, who deny addiction and consider nude modeling a family event.

  4. Alcohol poisoning? That wasn’t exactly a longshot bet, was it?

  5. dontlooknow

    Sad, but true….15 yrs. ago a male friend at work was found curled up in a fetal position, dead from alcohol overdose at age 33. Last year, another mutual male friend also found dead from alcohol poisoning.
    I see the ladies want equal time. Sorry Amy.

  6. welldoneson

    Addiction is not a sickness.

    This broad was/is just fucking disgusting.

    And so’s her old man.

    • Drew

      Just like depression, anxiety or any other mental disorder isn’t a sickness.

      As much as I don’t really care about Amy Winehouses life or death, shut the fuck up.

      • Schmidtler

        anxiety, depression and mental illness can not all be cured simply by the ‘victim’ not pouring booze into their stupid piehole. How many people with cancer would stop drinking, if they were absolutely guaranteed they’d be completely cured, immediately, just by not pouring booze into their yaps? all of them. This is Darwin’s theory at work – people too stupid to stop doing the thing that will kill them, die. the only good thing here is she never had kids.

      • Umm

        Okay, Schmidtler, what the fuck are you talking about? That rant doesn’t make any sense.

  7. cc

    I know she didn’t weight much but still…how much alcohol would it take to get your blood alcohol up to that level?

  8. Cock Dr

    This story makes me so sad. What a waste. RIP

    • MJB

      Ditto. And her father was blathering on about her “sobriety.” Instead of trying to pursue his own singing career and leaving her with (5?!) bodyguards, he should have been there for her.

      • TheDevilYouKnow

        What the hell was he gonna do? Run and get her ice for the vodka? She was an adult who had millions of dollars which means she was in full control of her fucking fate.

        Granted, her parents weren’t the best and were likely enabling the hell out of her but no one can stop an addict but the addict.

      • MJB

        @TheDevilYouKnow: My understanding of the sad enabling relationship that Amy had with her parents is that they loved her money and fame but never thought her problems were all that serious. He could have gotten a conservatorship like B. Spears’ dad did with her. Instead, Amy Winehouse’s dad thinks it’s a good idea to get his own singing gigs in NYC.
        He would never have gotten those gigs if it weren’t for his daughter. Family comes first, especially when you’re living off them.

  9. This blows away my ‘mascara overdose’ theory.

  10. Alex

    Yeah, right. Next you’re going try to get me to believe there’s a 30-something white trash rapper named Yelawolf from Alabama impressing the likes of Eminem and Busta Rhymes.

  11. If only she could have held her liquor a few more years. Then she could have died of spontaneous human combustion.

  12. Fribble

    Damn! I had my money on “death by trying to ride a fireworks ‘flash bomb’ to the moon.”
    Alcohol poisoning? Shit! No imagination at all….

  13. Richard McBeef

    I thought she was allergic to the killer bees that took up residence in her hair.

  14. Venom

    Is “drank herself to death” code for meth, crack and heroin?

    She is dead, so what, she did it to herself. There are tons of great singers out there now and to come. She chose to waste her life and her talent. Adele seems to be doing a great job taking up her slack.

    • kimmykimkim

      She’s better than Amy ever was in my opinion. And she likes to get her drink on without all that dying stuff happening.

  15. Jay

    What a terrible waste of fake boobs! The girl had a talent and a beautiful voice but no one to love her. She must have been a tortured spirit.

  16. KIMM

    I don’t understand why it takes months and an inquest to figure this out. Can’t they just take some blood and run it through a machine and get the blood alcohol content in minutes/hours? Whenever a celebrity dies they are always like it’s going to take months before the final report on cause of death is ready. Whatever. It’s a blood test for crying out loud. It’s not even like that level is just borderline dangerous and they weren’t sure so needed to do further tests.

  17. kara

    so she had a .4? i blew a point .32 one time, walking around in 4 inch heels on carpet in my apartment & before the cop breathzlized me, he didn’t even realize i was drunk (though he did know i had been drinking). then i drank more to commemorate the occasion. apparently i can hold my liquor better…& not look like shit, either. seriously, the eyeliner & hair make me want to slap someone

    • Fribble

      Gee… alcoholic much?
      Hard core alcoholics can have a BAC of over. 35 and be perfectly normal, physiologically speaking. Until their liver petrifies, or they attempt to detox. Then they die. Your body had adapted, that’s all. Too bad going back to a normal, healthy life will kill you.
      Enjoy your future.

  18. G&T

    This is retarded.
    You really want us to believe that Amy died because she drank 5 times the legal drunk DRIVING limit?? Let’s assume that 1 glass of vodka is (give or take) about enough to border the legal limit for driving in most places. So if she was 5 times over the legal limit, then she had 5 glasses of vodka (give or take) in her system…
    So you’re gonna tell us that Amy Winehouse died because she drank 5 vodkas (AKA: Breakfast)?? Really?!?

    EX Guns&Roses members Slash and Duff Mckagan must be cracking up at home reminiscing how they drank 1 to 1.5 liters of vodka every day on top of the powders and injectables for years…

  19. kimmykimkim

    You know, every time I think I’m almost as smart as Dr. G, some “real” medical examiner has to do a goddamn inquest and prove me wrong. Fuck you Dr what’s your face!

  20. Manowl

    She died of “alcohol withdrawal withdrawal”

  21. Amy Winehouse
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    julian from trailer park boys

  22. kate

    fyi; they didn’t say she died of “alcohol withdrawal” .. they said she went through a period of abstinence, then drank an excessive amount and her body couldn’t cope, she drank too much in a short amount of time and didn’t work off it gradually

  23. For those people who are saying it’s not possible to die from drinking too much. YOU ARE FUCKING IDIOTS. It’s called alcohol poisoning. and with a BAC at just 0.4 your body can go into respiratory failure and coma. Also, to the person who said “Let’s assume that 1 glass of vodka is (give or take) about enough to border the legal limit for driving in most places. ” You’re not even close. For a typical adult make it takes about 5 or more drink in a 2 hour time period to become intoxicated (a BAC of 0.08) for a female it’s about 4 or more in about a 2 hour time period. she would had to have drank A TON! I believe reports found 3 empty bottles of vodka in her room at the time she was found dead. Also to the person who said they blew a 0.35… 1) you’re either a dumb skank & don’t know what the hell you’re talking about & actually blew a .035 (which is nothing) or 2) you’re a serious alcoholic, because at 0.35 you would be getting dangerously close to the point of alcohol poisoning.
    & lastly, for the people who say substance abuse and alcoholism are not illnesses. You need a serious reality check, because they are. Why do you think they have it in the DSM? In fact substance abuse disorders are some of the hardest to treat because of the physical symptoms that come along with them. Using a substance CHANGES the way your brain and body function. Stopping on your own can be very painful, difficult, and yes even in some cases fatal.

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