A British coroner ruled that Amy Winehouse died of accidental alcohol poisoning. “Death by misadventure” was the result of having a blood alcohol level five times over the legal drunk-driving limit. Ms. Winehouse had “fallen off the wagon” shortly before her death and had begun drinking heavily after a period of sobriety. Ms. Winehouse was 27-years-old.
This is very sad news but yet hardly unexpected. The 27-year-old singer has made more headlines recently for her drug and alcohol problems than she has for making music. Another tragic end to a talented musician. Amy won twenty-eight awards, including five Grammy Awards for Best Pop Vocal Album, Record of the Year, Song of the Year, Best Female Pop Vocal Performance and Best New Artist, all in 2008.