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Amy Winehouse over 5 times legal limit when she died.

  1. cooldad profile image61
    cooldadposted 5 years ago

    For all the people who prematurely believed that Winehouse died from alcohol withdrawal, apparently the coroner's inquest proved otherwise.  It's pretty sad that a woman with the entire world in her grasp, couldn't stop drinking.

    And remember, don't always believe what you hope to be true, believe what is proven to be true.

    1. Shinkicker profile image90
      Shinkickerposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Real shame, what a talent she was

  2. livelonger profile image90
    livelongerposted 5 years ago

    This was a "belief" that had no real consequences and was easily debunked by the autopsy.

    It seemed to me that most of us understood that her death had something to do with her multiple addictions, whether it was specifically via overdose or withdrawal.

  3. frogdropping profile image83
    frogdroppingposted 5 years ago

    I think the point's more to do with just how difficult addictions are to conquer. Money and fame don't remove the human element.

    I've seen Amy Winehous both lamented and lambasted in equal measures in the UK. I will never understand why wealth makes anyone more or less of a person.

    Whatever, she was ill, she lost her life and talent etc aside, that's tragic.

  4. mtkomori profile image81
    mtkomoriposted 5 years ago

    That is shocking that she had that much alcohol in her system, but then again, I think we knew her death was somehow related to her addictions. How sad and tragic, at such a young age and a promising career!

  5. BeautifulNatural profile image60
    BeautifulNaturalposted 5 years ago

    It is very unfortunate that a young life was taken, this happens every day to normal people, but because American knew her as singer/song writer she somehow is held to a higher standard. I have never drank alcohol, so I am not sure of the effects personally; however, she must have had a serious drinking problem (alcoholic), amongst other things according to reports to continue this deadly habit. Amy Winehouse was not her career, she was an individual,a daughter, and a sister. Apparently her family or career was not enough to convince her to seek help. Contrary to popular belief, we do have control over our bodies; it is just a matter of being self-controlled and determined to make the adjustments. Her father advised her to go to rehabilitation and she refused, consequences of bad choices cost her life...beyond grievous.

  6. optimus grimlock profile image61
    optimus grimlockposted 5 years ago

    sounds like kieth whitly

  7. Mighty Mom profile image90
    Mighty Momposted 5 years ago

    Interesting timing to log in and read this post, Cooldad.
    I was just thinking earlier of writing a hub on musical talents who were addicted and died vs. musical talents who were addicted and got clean/sober.
    Triggered by hearing Hendrix/SRV on radio, then Aerosmith then Nirvana then Doors.
    The examples are seemingly endless.

    As to Amy and her untimely death, does it matter if she was feeding her enormous demon or trying not to? Makes no difference.
    Five times the legal limit ain't nothing if you are an alcoholic. I've known people arrested for DUI with a .43 and above. And not just one, either. sad

    1. Hollie Thomas profile image60
      Hollie Thomasposted 5 years ago in reply to this


      1. Mighty Mom profile image90
        Mighty Momposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        Thanks, Hollie.
        I feel another hub on alcoholism coming on.

  8. blake4d profile image78
    blake4dposted 5 years ago


    No wonder Rehab didn't work.

    1. Mighty Mom profile image90
      Mighty Momposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Sorry. Not following.