Well, if we’re really getting technical…
Coroner Suzanne Greenaway has issued a verdict of “death by misadventure” — the same cause of death famously given for Rolling Stones guitarist Brian Jones in 1969 — according to the AP, stating that Winehouse’s demise in London on July 23 was the result of intentionally choosing to drink alcohol, no matter the risks. Winehouse’s blood alcohol content at the time of her death was more than five times above the legal drunk-driving level, a pathologist reportedly said today at the singer’s inquest — enough to stop her breathing. Per Winehouse’s doctor, Dr. Christina Romete, the singer had abstained from alcohol for a period of time, but taken up drinking again in the days before her death. A detective stated empty vodka bottles were recovered from her bedroom.
Death By Misadventure? I guess here’s where I would make a “Rehab” pun, but I just don’t have it in me on this day. I can’t even begin to imagine what her family has gone through, especially now having to live with a death labeled essentially the closest thing to ‘death by partying.’
Let’s remember the good times: