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Amy Winehouse’s Family Suspects Alcohol Withdrawal In Singer’s Death

The only thing sadder than Amy Winehouse’s death would be if her death came as the result of her attempts to get sober. While Amy Winehouse’s autopsy earlier this week proved inconclusive, and toxicology reports won’t yield results for 2 to 4 weeks, the singer’s family are reportedly of the opinion that Amy Winehouse’s cause of death was alcohol withdrawal. People confirms with those close to the Black To Black performer that they feel this may be the case, given that Amy abruptly quit drinking within the last month, against the advice of doctors to cut back gradually to avoid complications. “Abstinence gave her body such a fright, they thought it was eventually the cause of her death,” a source tells the British paper Sun.

Meanwhile, rumors of a Amy Winehouse album of her unreleased material is rumored, but remains unconfirmed. Britain’s The Guardian reports that, “A spokesman close to Universal, the mother company of the singer songwriter’s label, Island Records, said the singer had put down the ‘framework’ of around a ‘dozen’ new songs.” Unless every single one of those new jams is a dubstep remix of “F— Me Pumps,” we should all get prepare to be completely devastated all over again, if/when it ever gets released.

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Amy Winehouse Laid To Rest In London

Amy Winehouse’s funeral was held this morning in London’s Edgewarebury Cemetery, followed by a cremation ceremony at Golders Green Crematorium, attended by family and friend,  including Kelly Osbourne and Winehouse’s frequent collaborator and producer Mark Ronson. Amy Winehouse’s autopsy, performed yesterday, proved inconclusive; toxicology tests will take two to four weeks to yield results.

According to TMZ, Amy’s father Mitch Winehouse gave a eulogy during Amy’s service, which was lead by a rabbi and performed in English and Hebrew. Mitch said, in part, “Goodnight my angel … Sleep tight. Mommy and Daddy love you ever so much,” before encouraging the attendants to sing along with the closing song, Carole King‘s “So Far Away,” all of which makes us want to lie down in a dark room and listen to “Tears Dry On Their Own” on repeat for a few more hours.

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