Amy Winehouse was clean of drugs when she died

After her tragic death in July there was considerable speculation regarding the cause of Amy’s death. But today it has been announced that the toxicology results have been returned to the Winehouse family by authorities and confirm that there were no illegal substances in Amy’s system at the time of her death.  

In statement released today a spokesperson for the family said, ‘Results indicate that alcohol was present but it cannot be determined as yet if it played a role in her death.’

‘The family would like to thank the police and coroner for their continuing thorough investigations and for keeping them informed throughout the process.’

‘They await the outcome of the inquest in October.’

Shortly after Amy’s death a London drug fixer claimed he helped Amy buy £1,200 of crack cocaine and heroin the night before she died.

Tony Azzopardi alleged he helped the late singer buy the Class A narcotics in the early hours of July 23rd – the same day she was found dead in her London home.

The 56-year-old, who was introduced to the tragic star by her ex-husband Blake Fielder-Civil, claimed he wanted her family to ‘know the truth about what happened’.

At Amy’s funeral shortly after her death her father Mitch Winehouse told mourners that his daughter had managed to kick her drink and drugs habits.

He told friends and family, ‘Three years ago, Amy conquered her drug dependency, the doctors said it was impossible but she really did it. She was trying hard to deal with her drinking and had just completed three weeks of abstinence.’

‘She said, “Dad, I’ve had enough of drinking. I can’t stand the look on your and the family’s faces any more”‘.

It was also at Amy’s funeral that Mitch outlined that he would like to do something in the singer’s name to help people who suffered with the same problems that Amy did.

 
Mitch said, ‘I was with my cousin Michael when I heard and straight away I said I wanted an Amy Winehouse Foundation, something to help the things she loved…children, horses, but also to help those struggling with substance abuse. In this country, if you cannot afford a private rehabilitation clinic, there is a two-year waiting list for help. With the help of Keith Vaz MP, we are trying to change that.’

But Mitch’s plans for a foundation have been scuppered by an opportunist who has already registered the name of the charity in the hope of cashing in.

Uxbridge resident Martin McCann bought the web address Amywinehousefoundation.com and paid £160 to register the Amy Winehouse Foundation Ltd with Companies House on August 2.

But he insists he is ‘not exploiting anything’ and advised critics to ‘detach yourself from emotions and think business’.

As a result, Mitch has now been forced to return donations to fans because he was unable to set up a bank account in that name.

Plans have now been put on hold while solicitors try to rectify the situation.

On Saturday, Mitch revealed his anger and said, ‘We all have to bombard the tabloids websites to put pressure on this dickhead who stole our foundation name.

‘Instead of concentrating on allocating funding I am having to send cheques back cos we don’t haven’t got bank ac in that name. Mitch’

Meanwhile McCann has defended his actions, saying, ‘I’m not exploiting anything yet. I’ve just bought some domain names. Anybody could have. It only takes the click of a mouse. I’m not ashamed or embarrassed. Detach yourself from emotions and think business. Mitch is making every effort to hijack this charity to satiate his own needs for the charity. She’s not the only Amy Winehouse in the world.’

McCann said he was approached by his internet service provider and asked to hand over the domain name.

He added that he wants to ‘come to an arrangement’ with Mitch – but only if he apologises for insulting him on Twitter.

McCann added, ‘I’m not the dickhead. The dickhead is sitting over there without the name in his possession.’

by Wallace McTavish

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