Cause of Amy Winehouse's Death to Be Re-Examined

A scandal in the coroner’s office raises questions about how the singer actually died.

Posted: 12/18/2012 10:22 AM EST
Amy Winehouse

The investigation into Amy Winehouse's death could be re-opened in the wake of a coroner scandal. The singer, whose death last summer was ruled to be the result of alcohol poisoning, was examined by a coroner who didn't have the proper credentials to do the job, TMZ reports.

London authorities don't suspect malfeasance and Winehouse's family has not requested further investigation, but the autopsy data will be re-examined next month due to the initial impropriety. 

The woman who conducted the autopsy was appointed by her husband, who has since been fired from his own job as a coroner as a result of the scandal. Winehouse was found dead in her London apartment in July 2011.


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