A new investigation into the death of singer Amy Winehouse found that she died of accidental alcohol poisoning
, authorities in London said Tuesday.
The conclusion was the same as that of an earlier investigation
, which had to be thrown out because the coroner did not have the right qualifications.
Dr Shirley Radcliffe, interim coroner for Inner North London, gave a verdict of "death by misadventure" Tuesday, meaning the death is judged to be accidental, with no law broken and no criminal negligence involved.
"She had had a period of abstinence from alcohol for 12-13 days in July but a few days before her death she began to drink alcohol again.
"Following her death the police attended and deemed the death to be non-suspicious. Toxicological analysis revealed a level of alcohol commonly associated with fatality."
The original coroner, Suzanne Greenaway, lost her position as assistant deputy coroner, to which she was appointed by her husband, London Coroner Andrew Reid, after it was discovered that she had not been a registered lawyer in the United Kingdom for the requisite five years.
Greenaway's report also concluded that Winehouse died of alcohol poisoning, in a "death by misadventure."
A pathologist told Greenaway's court that Winehouse's blood-alcohol level was 416 milligrams per 100 milliliters of blood.
The level considered lethal is 350 milligrams per 100 milliliters
of blood, and the legal limit to drive in Britain is 80 milligrams of alcohol.
The pathologist found no traces of tablets in Winehouse's stomach and said her organs appeared to be normal.