Celebrity deaths in 2012 - In Memoriam

Slideshow posted in Photos | Friday, January 20, 2012

136 of 186: Amy Winehouse was found dead at her home in Camden, London at age 27 on Saturday, July 23, police confirmed to the Associated Press.

Her blood alcohol level was five times the British drunk driving limit and three empty vodka bottles were found in her apartment at the time of her death, the BBC reported on Wednesday, October 26.

Coroner Suzanne Greenaway gave a verdict of "death by misadventure," saying Winehouse died of accidental alcohol poisoning after she resumed drinking after remaining sober for weeks, the Associated Press reported. "The unintended consequence of such potentially fatal levels was her sudden and unexpected death," the news wire quoting her as saying.

Her family released a statement the Sunday following her death saying, "Our family has been left bereft by the loss of Amy, a wonderful daughter, sister, niece. She leaves a gaping hole in our lives."

Meantime, Winehouse's ex-husband Blake Fielder-Civil, who is in jail, was quoted by The Sun as saying he is "beyond inconsolable" about Winehouse's death and that his "tears won't dry."

"Everybody who knew me and knew Amy knew the depth of our love. I can't believe she's dead," Fielder-Civil reportedly said.

Winehouse married Fielder-Civil in May 2007, but later that year, he was arrested for attacking a pub manager a year before. The singer tried to stand by Fielder-Civil while he was behind bars, but they divorced in 2009.

Winehouse has struggled publicly with drug and alcohol abuse. Throughout the past few years, Winehouse appeared drunk at concerts, engaged in violent club confrontations and gradually lost weight. She left rehab earlier last month for alcohol addiction, a week after checking herself in.

The singer shot to fame with her 2006 album, "Back to Black," which earned her five Grammy Awards, including record and song of the year for "Rehab."

(Pictured: Amy Winehouse appears in an undated posted on her official website.) (amywinehouse.com)

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