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Posted at 10:17 AM ET, 10/26/2011

In other news: Amy Winehouse death ruled alcohol poisoning

Winehouse at a 2009 court appearance. (Shaun Curry/AFP/Getty Images)
Amy Winehouse drank herself to death, British authorities have concluded. A coroner’s inquest ruled her July 23 death as an accidental alcohol poisoning, reports the Associated Press. Though her family had earlier suggested the in-and-out-of-rehab singer might have died from withdrawal, a pathologist found she had been drinking heavily before her death, with a blood-alcohol level more than five times over the legal driving limit.

Read earlier: Amy Winehouse’s death at 27 highlights a troubled, young talent, 7/24/11

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